San Luis Obispo County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 5:20 AM PST Feb. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory now in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will build to 12 to 18 feet today, continue at those
levels into tonight. Surf will subside slowly Sunday, dropping
to 6 to 9 feet Sunday evening. Surf will be highest on exposed
west and northwest facing beaches where local sets to 20 feet
are possible today. Strong and dangerous rip currents are
expected through the weekend.

* Coastal flooding... minor coastal flooding is be possible a
couple of hours on either side of the 640 am high tide this
morning, and around the 730 am high tide Sunday morning.

* 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.

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: 5:20 AM PST Feb. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory now in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday...

* surf... surf will build to 12 to 18 feet today, continue at those
levels into tonight. Surf will subside slowly Sunday, dropping
to 6 to 9 feet Sunday evening. Surf will be highest on exposed
west and northwest facing beaches where local sets to 20 feet
are possible today. Strong and dangerous rip currents are
expected through the weekend.

* Coastal flooding... minor coastal flooding is be possible a
couple of hours on either side of the 640 am high tide this
morning, and around the 730 am high tide Sunday morning.

* 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.

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.