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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
1117 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-121700-
/O.CON.KMTR.SU.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-160214T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
1117 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF... A LONG PERIOD SWELL HAS MOVED INTO THE COASTAL
  WATERS WITH WAVES BUILDING OVERNIGHT TO 12 TO 15 FEET WITH A
  PERIOD OF 18 TO 20 SECONDS. OCCASIONAL SETS TO 20 FEET WILL BE
  POSSIBLE BY DAWN.

* TIMING...THIS LARGE SWELL IS ANTICIPATED TO PERSIST THROUGH
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE ENTIRE
  COAST FROM SONOMA COUNTY TO MONTEREY COUNTY. LOCATIONS SUCH AS
  PILLAR POINT NEAR HALF MOON BAY...THE SAN FRANCISCO BAR AND
  CARMEL POINT WILL SEE EXCESSIVELY LARGE BREAKING WAVE REACHING
  20 TO OCCASIONALLY 30 FEET IN HEIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THIS ENERGETIC SWELL WILL RESULT IN LARGE SURF WITH
  LONG LULLS BETWEEN SETS...RAISING THE RISK OF PEOPLE BEING
  WASHED INTO THE OCEAN BY A WAVE. ALSO THERE IS A RISK OF STRONG
  RIP CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES... AND LARGE SHORE BREAK. THOSE
  VISITING AREA BEACHES MAY BE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE DEADLY FORCE OF
  THE PACIFIC OCEAN. FOR THOSE VISITING REGIONAL BEACHES...REMAIN
  VIGILANT AND DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING A HEIGHTENED RISK OF SNEAKER
WAVES...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. WHEN
VISITING THE BEACH PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE WATER

&&

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RWALBRUN




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