Severe Weather Alerts - Ventura, CA

  • High Surf Advisory

    High Surf Advisory in effect until Friday, 6:00 PM PDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET...WITH MAXIMUM SETS
BETWEEN 10 TO 15 FEET AND ISOLATED SETS TO 20 FEET WILL OCCUR
LATE THIS EVENING...THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
HIGHEST SURF WILL LIKELY ON SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES
OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE
ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS NEAR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES
THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIDES...THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL BE NEAR 5 FEET AROUND 11 PM
PDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL
IMPACT BEACHES FROM LONG BEACH THROUGH THE PALOS VERDES
PENINSULA...INCLUDING CABRILLO BEACH AND POINT FERMIN...AS
WELL AS MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES. IN VENTURA COUNTY...BEACHES
AT OR NEAR PORT HUENEME...POINT MUGU...COUNTY LINE...AND
OXNARD SHORES WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY THE HIGH SURF.

* IMPACTS...THIS POWERFUL SURF EVENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO
PRODUCE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO PIERS AND BEACH SIDE PROPERTY AS
WELL AS SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY
STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS...
POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING
UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE
WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EMERGENCY AND MARINE INTERESTS SHOULD BEGIN TO TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A DAMAGING SURF
EVENT FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER...STAY ON THE SHORE. STAY
OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS EDGE TO AVOID
BEING SWEPT AWAY BY SNEAKER WAVES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
OCEAN.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT.

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Ventura Weather Report

Los Angeles: Marie Brings Large Waves, Dangerous Rip Currents

August 28, 2014; 3:55 AM ET

While Marie will stay well offshore from Los Angeles, it will continue to produce dangerous surf along many Southern California beaches through Thursday. more >

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