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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
124 PM PST WED FEB 10 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-111500-
/O.NEW.KMTR.SU.Y.0007.160211T2000Z-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-
124 PM PST WED FEB 10 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 8 PM PST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A HIGH
SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 8 PM PST
SATURDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF... HIGHLY ENERGETIC FORERUNNER WAVES WITH A
  PERIOD OF 22 TO 25 SECONDS WILL ARRIVE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
  AND GRADUALLY BUILD THROUGH THURSDAY. BY THURSDAY EVENING...
  WAVES WILL BUILD UP TO 8 FEET AT A PERIOD OF UP TO 19 SECONDS.
  THE SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE UP TO 11 TO 13 FEET WITH A
  PERIOD OF 16 TO 18 SECONDS FOR FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

* TIMING... FORERUNNER WAVES ARRIVE EARLY THURSDAY AND BUILD
  THROUGH THURSDAY. LARGER SWELL ARRIVES IN THE AREA FOR FRIDAY
  AND SATURDAY.

* 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 KEEP 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 RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

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