Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:10 PM PDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Thursday

* hazards... dangerous rip currents and breaking waves will
continue through Thursday evening due to elevated surf of 4 to
6 feet from a long period southerly swell. Locally larger
waves near 7 feet are possible on south-facing beaches,
including Port Hueneme, pt mugu, and Malibu.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks... and
capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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.