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High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:53 PM GMT Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through late Saturday
night...
... High risk of rip currents through late Saturday night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 4 am chst Friday...

* along north facing reefs... surf has increased to between 7 and 9
feet. The risk of rip currents is now high. The surf could reach
heights of 10 to 12 feet before it starts to diminish Friday.

* Along east facing reefs... surf as high as 10 feet will stay below
the hazardous level of 12 feet... but this surf will produce a high
risk of rip currents through Saturday.

* Hazards... portuguese man-o-War are washing up on local beaches
and are likely to keep washing up over the next few days.

* Location... man-o-War have been reported on the north coast of
Guam at Tarague Beach and on the East Coast at ipan. Man-o-War
are now also being reported again along west facing beaches
near Piti.

* Potential impacts... man-o-War can inflict a painful sting...
even after they have died. Remain watchful and avoid touching
them. Closed-toe shoes are recommended as long as these
jellyfish-like animals are washing ashore.

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. Caution
should be used when in or near the water. Remain watchful for
portuguese man-o-War and avoid touching them.

There is a high risk of rip currents along east facing reefs.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

Avoid venturing out along reefs and beaches... especially those
facing north and east. Large breaking waves can knock you down and
cause serious injuries. Rip currents will be life threatening.



Stanko





High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:53 PM GMT Jan. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through late Saturday
night...
... High risk of rip currents through late Saturday night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 4 am chst Friday...

* along north facing reefs... surf has increased to between 7 and 9
feet. The risk of rip currents is now high. The surf could reach
heights of 10 to 12 feet before it starts to diminish Friday.

* Along east facing reefs... surf as high as 10 feet will stay below
the hazardous level of 12 feet... but this surf will produce a high
risk of rip currents through Saturday.

* Hazards... portuguese man-o-War are washing up on local beaches
and are likely to keep washing up over the next few days.

* Location... man-o-War have been reported on the north coast of
Guam at Tarague Beach and on the East Coast at ipan. Man-o-War
are now also being reported again along west facing beaches
near Piti.

* Potential impacts... man-o-War can inflict a painful sting...
even after they have died. Remain watchful and avoid touching
them. Closed-toe shoes are recommended as long as these
jellyfish-like animals are washing ashore.

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. Caution
should be used when in or near the water. Remain watchful for
portuguese man-o-War and avoid touching them.

There is a high risk of rip currents along east facing reefs.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

Avoid venturing out along reefs and beaches... especially those
facing north and east. Large breaking waves can knock you down and
cause serious injuries. Rip currents will be life threatening.



Stanko





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