High Surf Advisory Until Friday June 3rd

by on May 31, 2011 · 1 comment

in Environment, Health, Ocean Beach

High surf in January, 2011. Photo by Jim Grant.

The National Weather Service for the San Diego area has issued a Coastal Hazard Message about a High Surf Advisory.

The high surf advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Friday, June 3, for south facing beaches.

Another large, long period southern hemisphere swell will generate high surf along most south facing San Diego County beaches, as well as along most of Orange County beaches, today through early Friday morning.

Waves and surf will be 5 to 8 feet with infrequent sets to 10 feet on south facing beaches.  The highest waves will be late Tuesday, May 31st, into Wednesday, June 1st.

Tides:  low tide 2.0 feet around 2:30pm this afternoon.  High tide of 6.3 feet around 8:45 pm this evening.

Impacts: minor beach erosion and local tidal overflow are possible, mainly during the high tide.  High surf will also generate strong and dangerous rip currents.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.


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Terence D. May 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

When I read surf advisories like this I want to kick myself for moving to the east coast. Waaaaaaah!!!!!


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