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Beach Hazard Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 452 AM PDT FRI OCT 6 2017 a long period southwesterly swell will combine with a northwesterly swell to create hazardous conditions for the entire coastline.. CAZ006-505-509-529-530-062215- /O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0009.171006T1200Z-171008T0600Z/ SAN FRANCISCO- COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE- SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY- SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST- 452 AM PDT FRI OCT 6 2017 ...beach hazards statement remains in effect through saturday evening... * seas, a long period mixed southwesterly and northwesterly swell of 3 to 5 feet at 15 to 19 seconds will continue to create hazardous conditions at area beaches. breaking waves up to 10 feet possible at times. * timing, now through at least saturday evening. * location, the entire coastline from sonoma county southward to monterey county. * potential impacts, increased risk of rip currents, sneaker waves, and locally large surf break. beachgoers may be knocked over, injured, or pulled out to sea into the cold ocean. precautionary/preparedness actions... a beach hazard statement means the potentially dangerous conditions may exist on beaches. these hazards may include large shore break, strong rip currents, strong longshore currents and possibly sneaker waves. all of which could be life threatening. be sure to always keep your eyes on the ocean. do not go in after pets that have been swept into the sea, most pets will make it out of the water on their own. &&