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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
314 AM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-140400-
/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-
314 AM PST SAT FEB 13 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST THIS
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 WAVES OCCASIONALLY
  REACHING 20 FEET IN HEIGHT.

* WAVES AND SURF...A LONG PERIOD SWELL HAS MOVED INTO THE COASTAL
  WATERS WITH SWELL HEIGHTS 11 TO 12 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 16 TO
  17 SECONDS. EXPECT OCCASIONAL SETS UPWARDS OF 20 FEET.

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

* 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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