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High Surf Advisory
CAZ034-035-120615-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0010.160212T1100Z-160214T1700Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
206 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 9 AM
PST SUNDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF IS EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET
LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY...CONTINUE TO BUILD ON FRIDAY...
THEN PEAK AT 10 TO 15 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 18 FEET FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF MAY CAUSE BEACH EROSION AND STRONG
RIP CURRENTS THAT WILL CREATE A RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING.
SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY OVERRUN PREVIOUSLY DRY BEACHES AND
JETTIES AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATIONS...SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE SWIMMING AND ROCK JETTIES DANGEROUS.

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

&&

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