916  
WHUS46 KMTR 111526  
CFWMTR  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA  
826 AM PDT MON JUN 11 2018  
 
...LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL IMPACTS SOUTH FACING BEACHES  
TODAY...  
 
.A SOUTHERLY SWELL WITH HEIGHTS 4 TO 6 FEET AT 17 TO 19 SECONDS  
WILL IMPACT SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. THIS  
INCLUDES MOST SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BEACHES AS WELL AS BEACHES FROM  
BOLINAS BAY THROUGH THE MARIN HEADLANDS IN MARIN COUNTY. THESE  
CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS DUE TO THE  
INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SNEAKER WAVES.  
 
CAZ505-529-120400-  
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0003.180611T1526Z-180612T0400Z/  
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-  
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-  
826 AM PDT MON JUN 11 2018  
   
..BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH  
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR INCREASED CHANCE OF SNEAKER WAVES AND  
RIP CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* WAVES AND SURF...SOUTHERLY SWELL 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF 17  
TO 19 SECONDS.  
 
* TIMING...MONDAY MORNING THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY EVENING.  
 
* LOCATION...COASTAL SECTIONS OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES. IN  
PARTICULAR SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT  
NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH AND  
TWIN LAKES BEACH.  
 
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP  
CURRENTS AT THESE BEACHES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN!  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES MEANS THAT CONDITIONS  
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF UNSUSPECTING BEACH  
GOERS BEING SWEPT INTO THE SEA BY A WAVE. PEOPLE WALKING ALONG THE  
BEACH SHOULD NEVER TURN THEIR BACK TO THE SEA. FISHERMAN SHOULD  
AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS OR JETTIES.  
 
A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS  
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.  
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE  
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A RIP  
CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP  
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS  
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.  
 

 
 

 
 
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