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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:38 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will peak at 10 to 15 feet today and early tonight,
then slowly subside to 4 to 8 feet by mid morning Sunday.


* Impacts... large, powerful and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drowning. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will also be a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance to Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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





High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:38 AM PST Dec. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 am PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will peak at 10 to 15 feet today and early tonight,
then slowly subside to 4 to 8 feet by mid morning Sunday.


* Impacts... large, powerful and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk of drowning. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will also be a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance to Morro Bay Harbor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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





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