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High Surf Advisory
CAZ039-281800-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-140828T1800Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
610 AM PDT THU AUG 28 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 5 TO 8 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 10 FEET
WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATE THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON.
SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE COAST.

* LOCATIONS...BEACHES FROM SANTA BARBARA TO RINCON POINT.

* IMPACTS...THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING
AND SURFING CONDITIONS...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. SNEAKER
WAVES CAN BRING UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND
JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER...STAY ON THE SHORE. STAY
OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS EDGE TO AVOID
BEING SWEPT AWAY BY SNEAKER WAVES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
OCEAN.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT.

&&

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