High Surf Advisory
Ventura County Coast-
224 PM PST Wed Jan 16 2019
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THURSDAY...
...HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 9 PM PST
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THURSDAY TO 9 PM
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
High Surf Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM
PST Friday. A Coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued. This
Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 11 PM Thursday to 9 PM
* Surf...Breaking waves of 8 to 13 feet will continue through
Thursday morning. Surf will increase rapidly late Thursday,
reaching 12 to 17 feet Friday morning. The surf will begin to
subside late Friday but high surf condition will persist into
* Coastal flooding...High tides of 6 to 6.5 feet at 6 AM Thursday
and 6.5 to 7 feet at 7 AM Friday will coincide with the building
surf. Minor coastal flooding is possible Thursday, with moderate
coastal flooding and significant beach erosion likely on Friday.
In addition, there is a risk of breaking waves across the
Ventura Harbor entrance.
* Impacts...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can cause injury...wash people off beaches and
rocks...and capsize small boats near shore. Moderate coastal
flooding is possible over low-lying coastal areas including
beaches, beach parking lots and harbor walkways, and with
vulnerable coastal roadways during the highest surf and tides.
A High Surf Warning indicates that dangerous...battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in
a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that surf and tides will
combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.