Weather Alerts for San Diego County Coastal

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL

Areas Affected:
Orange County Coastal - San Diego County Coastal Areas
Effective: Thu, 10/19 12:25pm Updated: Thu, 10/19 1:01pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 10/22 7:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH SUNDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 5 FT WITH SETS TO 6 FT THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON WITH HIGHEST SURF NORTH OF SOLANA BEACH. SURF LOWERING
TONIGHT THEN INCREASING AGAIN TO 3 TO 6 FT LATE FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY.
* TIMING...ALTHOUGH SURF WILL LOWER TONIGHT...NEW NORTHWEST SWELLS
FROM THE 295 DEGREE DIRECTION WILL BRING A RETURN OF ELEVATED
SURF AND INCREASE THE RIP CURRENT THREAT AGAIN AT THE BEACHES
LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY WITH SURF GRADUALLY LOWERING
SUNDAY.
* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. LARGE
BREAKING WAVES CAN WASH PEOPLE OFF JETTIES AND ROCKS...AND
CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS NEAR SHORE.

Information:
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.