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High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:06 PM GMT Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM chst Monday...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday
afternoon...
... High risk of rip currents through Monday afternoon...

* along north facing reefs... hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet will
persist through the night. Surf will decrease Monday evening.

* Along east facing reefs... surf of 7 to 9 feet will maintain a
high risk of rip currents through Monday afternoon.

* Rip currents... surf will maintain a high risk of rip currents
along north and east facing reefs through Monday afternoon.

* Hazards... portuguese man-o-War continue to wash up on local
beaches and are likely to keep washing up over the next few
days.

* Potential impacts... man-o-War can inflict a painful sting...
even after they have died. Remain watchful and avoid touching
them. Closed-toe shoes are recommended as long as these
jellyfish-like animals are washing ashore.

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in
the surf zone. Use caution when in or near the water and remain
watchful for portuguese man-o-War and avoid touching them.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
reef. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.







High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:06 PM GMT Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM chst Monday...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday
afternoon...
... High risk of rip currents through Monday afternoon...

* along north facing reefs... hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet will
persist through the night. Surf will decrease Monday evening.

* Along east facing reefs... surf of 7 to 9 feet will maintain a
high risk of rip currents through Monday afternoon.

* Rip currents... surf will maintain a high risk of rip currents
along north and east facing reefs through Monday afternoon.

* Hazards... portuguese man-o-War continue to wash up on local
beaches and are likely to keep washing up over the next few
days.

* Potential impacts... man-o-War can inflict a painful sting...
even after they have died. Remain watchful and avoid touching
them. Closed-toe shoes are recommended as long as these
jellyfish-like animals are washing ashore.

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in
the surf zone. Use caution when in or near the water and remain
watchful for portuguese man-o-War and avoid touching them.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
reef. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.







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