...Beach hazards statement now in effect through late tonight...
* location...coastal sections of Marin and Santa Cruz counties. In particular south and southwest facing beaches...including but not limited to...Stinson Beach...Santa Cruz boardwalk beach and Twin Lakes Beach.
* Timing...through at least Friday night.
* Impacts...increased risk of dangerous rip currents and large shore break.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...a beach hazard statement for rip currents means that conditions are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents. Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties... inlets...and piers. Swimmers caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for shore. Swimmers should always swim near a lifeguard.
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