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California, Catalina Island

High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 2:27 PM PDT on August 22, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 24, 2014


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Sunday...

* timing... building surf across south facing beaches... peaking
this afternoon through Sunday morning.

* Surf... 3 to 5 feet with local breakers to 7 feet on south facing
beaches... increasing to 5 to 7 feet with maximum breakers up to
9 feet this afternoon and continuing through early Sunday
afternoon. Surf will diminish Sunday night into Monday.

* Impacts... strong rip currents and long shore currents will
create dangerous swimming conditions... especially for
inexperienced swimmers. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly
large waves across rocks and jetties near the Waters Edge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.

Remember... if caught in a rip current... swim parallel to shore
until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a
lifeguard.


Kj/gomberg



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