San Diego County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:37 AM PST Feb. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Sunday
afternoon...

* surf... Orange County beaches surf height 3 to 5 feet with sets
to 6 feet. San Diego County beaches surf height 4 to 6 feet.
Sets to 8 feet possible this evening into Sunday morning, mainly
south of Encinitas.

* Timing... through Sunday afternoon, highest this afternoon into
Sunday morning.

* Impacts... strong rip currents and risk of drowning with
dangerous swimming conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents... elevated surf heights... minor tidal overflow... or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.