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Beach Hazard Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 511 AM PDT FRI OCT 6 2017 CAZ040-041-087-062015- /O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0018.000000T0000Z-171009T0500Z/ VENTURA COUNTY COAST- LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES- CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS- 511 AM PDT FRI OCT 6 2017 ...beach hazards statement remains in effect through sunday evening... * hazards, elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet with local sets to 7 feet is expected, highest on south and southwest facing beaches. there is also a high risk of dangerous rip currents. * timing, today through sunday evening. * impacts, there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. large breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. precautionary/preparedness actions... a beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip currents, longshore currents, sneaker waves and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. swim near a lifeguard. if caught in a rip current, relax and float. don't swim against the current. if able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. if unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. &&