Weather Alerts for ORANGE COUNTY COASTS

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
ORANGE COUNTY COASTS

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Tue 6:00 am Updated: Tue 12:56 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 8:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...
A LONG PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELL FROM 200 DEGREES WILL
GENERATE ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. SWELL AND SURF WILL LOWER SLIGHTLY ON THURSDAY.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PDT
TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...
* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 6 FT WITH SETS TO 7 FT ALONG SOUTHWEST
FACING BEACHES NORTH OF DEL MAR.
* TIMING...BUILDING TONIGHT AND PEAKING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
* 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 JETTIES AND ROCKS, AND
CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS NEAR SHORE.

Information:
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.