High Surf Advisory issued January 19 at 11:53AM 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
...HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES SOUTH
OF POINT CONCEPTION THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
.Damaging warning level surf of 15 to 20 feet with local sets to
25 feet will affect west and northwest facing beaches of the
Central Coast today, then surf will slowly subside tonight and
Saturday. The large breaking waves could produce some minor
coastal flooding, mainly of parking lots, especially near the
times of high tides through Saturday.
On west facing beaches south of Point Conception, high surf of
8 to 12 feet is expected today, then surf will slowly subside
tonight and Saturday. Local sets to 15 feet are possible today on
exposed west facing locations such as Ventura Harbor.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...
* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to average 8 to 12 feet
today and early tonight. Sets to 15 feet are possible at
exposed locations such as Ventura Pier. High surf will slowly
subside late tonight through Saturday evening.
* 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.