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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
812 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...LEFTOVER SOUTHEAST SWELLS FROM HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WILL RESULT
IN ROUGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS AT SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING
OCEAN BEACHES OF RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS...

MAZ020-023-RIZ006>008-291315-
/O.EXP.KBOX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140829T1200Z/
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-DUKES MA-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
BLOCK ISLAND RI-
812 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

SURF HEIGHTS HAVE DIMININSED TO 3 TO 5 FT...THEREFORE THE HIGH
SURF ADVISORY HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER SURF OF 3 TO 5
FT IS STILL ROUGH FOR INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS AND WILL YIELD RIP
CURRENTS. THUS EXERCISE CAUTION AT OCEAN BEACHES TODAY AND ONLY
SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES.

$$

MAZ022-024-291800-
/O.CON.KBOX.SU.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140829T1800Z/
BARNSTABLE MA-NANTUCKET MA-
812 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...NANTUCKET AND OCEAN FACING BEACHES ON CAPE COD.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH 2 PM.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS. ALSO
  VIEWERS OF LARGE SURF SHOULD BE IN SAFE AREAS WELL AWAY FROM
  POSSIBLE SPLASH OVER. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP A PERSON INTO THE
  WATER FROM WHAT MAY SEEM TO BE A SAFE VIEWING AREA. FALLING
  INTO THE TURBULENT AND SOMETIMES ROCKY WATERS CAN RESULT IN
  INJURY THAT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RIP CURRENT...SOMETIMES MISTAKENLY CALLED AN UNDERTOW...IS A
STRONG BUT NARROW CURRENT OF WATER FLOWING FROM THE BEACH TO THE
SURF ZONE. IT CAN RAPIDLY CARRY A SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER AND
EXHAUST AN INDIVIDUAL TRYING TO SWIM AGAINST IT.

IF YOU ARE A POOR SWIMMER AND ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE BEACH UNTIL OUT OF ITS PULL.  ANOTHER MEANS OF
ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOOD SWIMMERS IS TO RIDE THE CURRENT OUT
BEYOND THE SURF ZONE WHERE THE RIP CURRENT DISSIPATES...THEN SWIM
TOWARD SHORE OUTSIDE THE EFFECT OF THE NARROW RIP CURRENT.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE DIRECTLY AGAINST THE
CURRENT...IT CAN EXHAUST AND DROWN EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL AND SWIM ONLY AT GUARDED
BEACHES.  WATCH YOUR CHILDREN.  BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS NEAR PIERS
AND JETTIES WHERE RIP CURRENTS CAN BE ENHANCED.

&&

$$


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