... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday
* hazards and timing... mixed northwest and southwest swell through
the weekend. Surf will range from 4 to 6 feet along exposed west
facing shores today. Locally generated northwest wind swell will
build Saturday through Saturday night. Frequent strong rip
currents... strong long-shore currents and sneaker waves will be
possible during this time.
* Tides... high tide about 4 feet occurred earlier this morning and low
tide around a half foot is expected around noon PDT. The lower high
tide is expected to occur each evening with the higher high tide
occurring each early morning through Sunday.
* Impacts... elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and
long-shore currents to area beaches... along with a risk of
sneaker waves. Long period swell also causes more powerful
surf and a potential for minor beach erosion during times of
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be
used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the shore.