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Leimert Park, CA Area Weather Advisories

High Surf Advisory

Issued: Wednesday, August 27, 10:22 pm PDT
Expires: Friday, August 29, 6:00 pm PDT

DAMAGING HIGH SURF, VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS, AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING THROUGH FRIDAY.

LARGE SWELLS FROM TROPICAL STORM MARIE WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE HIGH SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY.

SURF WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

THE LARGEST SURF WILL OCCUR ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES, WITH SETS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 FEET AND EVEN ISOLATED SETS TO 20 FEET LATE THIS EVENING.

SURF THIS LARGE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.

LOW LYING AREAS MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

IN ADDITION, VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL LIKELY CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR ANYONE.

ALTHOUGH VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES WILL EXPERIENCE THE WORST CONDITIONS, THE SOUTHEAST DIRECTION OF THE SWELL ENERGY WILL ALSO BRING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS TO THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY.

NORTH OF POINT CONCEPTION, THE SURF WILL NOT BE AS LARGE, BUT ELEVATED SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THESE AREAS ALSO.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING, SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET, WITH MAXIMUM SETS BETWEEN 10 TO 15 FEET AND ISOLATED SETS TO 20 FEET WILL OCCUR LATE THIS EVENING, THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE HIGHEST SURF WILL LIKELY ON SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

* COASTAL FLOODING, MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS NEAR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY, ESPECIALLY NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIDES, THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL BE NEAR 5 FEET AROUND 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

LOCATIONS:
IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, THE HIGHEST SURF WILL IMPACT BEACHES FROM LONG BEACH THROUGH THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, INCLUDING CABRILLO BEACH AND POINT FERMIN, AS WELL AS MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES.

IN VENTURA COUNTY, BEACHES AT OR NEAR PORT HUENEME, POINT MUGU, COUNTY LINE, AND OXNARD SHORES WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY THE HIGH SURF.

IMPACTS:
THIS POWERFUL SURF EVENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO PIERS AND BEACH SIDE PROPERTY AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION.

THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS.

POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING.

SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE, AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.