Santa Cruz County, CA
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High Surf Advisory
CAZ006-505-509-529-530-211200-
/O.CON.KMTR.SU.Y.0005.140420T1200Z-140421T1200Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
342 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST SWELL INITIALLY 5 TO 8 FEET AT 18
SECONDS WILL BUILD TO 13 TO 15 FEET AT 15 TO 16 SECONDS THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...NORTHWEST SWELL WILL BUILD THROUGH TODAY AND CONTINUE
TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED AT EXPOSED BEACHES SUCH AS
OCEAN BEACH. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE ENTIRE
COAST FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH TO MONTEREY COUNTY. A HEIGHTENED
RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES IS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON STEEPER BEACHES
LIKE CARMEL RIVER BEACH AND MONTARA STATE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND
LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. PLEASE NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN
AND AVOID CLIMBING ON AND FISHING FROM ROCKS AND JETTIES.

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