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Leimert Park, CA Area Weather Advisories

Beach Hazards Statement

Issued: Thursday, September 18, 4:46 am PDT
Expires: Thursday, September 18, 8:00 pm PDT

ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY COASTLINE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS, WITH ELEVATED SURF EXPECTED ALONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AT AREA BEACHES DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

THE COMBINATION OF ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SWIMMERS AND INEXPERIENCED SURFERS.

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS AND TIMING, SURF HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 5 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 7 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENTS AND RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ON AREA BEACHES.

THE SURF WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH ON FRIDAY.

BUT STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS MOST IMPACTED, BEACHES FACING SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHWEST SUCH AS ZUMA BEACH, MALIBU, VENICE BEACH AND MANHATTAN BEACH IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, AND VENTURA POINT.

HUENEME BEACH AND SYCAMORE COVE IN VENTURA COUNTY.

IMPACTS:
THE ELEVATED SURF, STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS.

SNEAKER WAVES.

WHICH ARE UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES THAT MAY SPILL OVER DRY ROCKS AND JETTIES.

CAN POSE AN ADDITIONAL HAZARD.