San Diego County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 1:33 AM PST on December 20, 2014

...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

* surf...4 to 7 feet at exposed west-facing beaches late today through early Sunday. Isolated sets to 8 feet possible between La Jolla and Point Loma. 3 to 5 feet elsewhere.

* Locations...highest surf along exposed west-facing beaches... especially north of Newport Beach in Orange County and south of del Mar in San Diego County.

* Timing...surf building today and peaking tonight into Sunday morning...then slowly lowering Sunday afternoon through Tuesday. Minor tidal overflow Sunday through Tuesday mornings. Strong rip currents today through Tuesday.

* Tides...high tides around 7 feet between about 7 am and 9 am each day.

* Impacts...elevated surf and strong rip currents will result in dangerous swimming conditions. Minor flooding of low-lying areas along the beach is possible...including beach parking lots.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use caution when in or near the water and always swim near a lifeguard.

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