High surf advisory remains in effect until 7 am PST Friday
Waves and surf – 12 to 15 foot swell with a period of 17 to 19 seconds will persist through this evening. This is expected to decrease to 10 to 12 feet Friday morning with a period of 15 to 16 seconds.
Impacts – This energetic swell will result in large surf tonight with long lulls between sets raising the risk of people being washed into the ocean by a wave. Also, there is a risk of strong rip currents and large shore break. Visitors checking out area beaches may be unfamiliar with the power of the Pacific. It is dangerous to turn your back to the waters. Please always keep an eye on the sea while visiting the beach.
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions – A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
Originally posted: Feb 4, 2016
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