High Surf Advisory issued January 20 at 8:33AM PST until January 20 at 9:00PM PST by NWS Oxnard
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands; Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Ventura County Coast
...DAMAGING WARNING LEVEL SURF WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
CENTRAL COAST THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES SOUTH
OF POINT CONCEPTION THROUGH THIS EVENING...
.Damaging surf of 15 to 20 feet along west to northwest facing
beaches of the Central Coast will subside slowly through today.
The large breaking waves could produce some minor coastal
flooding, mainly of parking lots, especially near the times of
On west facing beaches south of Point Conception, high surf of
6 to 10 feet will slowly subside today. Locally higher sets will
be possible on exposed west facing locations such as Ventura
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS
* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to average 6 to 10 feet
today. Higher sets are possible at exposed locations such as
Ventura Harbor. The surf will subside to 3 to 6 feet by late
* IMPACTS...Large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and very
dangerous rip currents. Going into the ocean is highly
discouraged, even for experienced swimmers and surfers. If caught
in a rip current, don`t swim against the current. Swim in a
direction following the shoreline until you are able to break
free of it.