Orange County Coastal Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 12:28 PM PDT Jun. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Saturday

* surf... 3 to 6 ft with local sets to 7 ft at some Orange County
beaches and 3 to 5 ft with local sets to 6 ft from Oceanside
northward in San Diego County. Surf will gradually subside Friday.

* Tides... highest tide of around 6.8 to 7 feet tonight at 825
PM... around 7 to 7.3 feet Friday night at 909 PM... and around
6.9 to 7.2 feet Saturday night at 955 PM. Lowest tides will be
around -1 to -1.5 feet Friday at 333 am.

* Impacts... strong rip and longshore will increase the risk of
drowning... especially for inexperienced swimmers. High tides
above 7 feet will create the possibility of minor tidal overflow
for low lying areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 beach hazards statement for minor tidal overflow means that
high astronomical tides may produce minor flooding of low-lying
areas along the beach such as beach parking lots. Coastal
officials should take the necessary precautionary measures to
safeguard their beaches.