Hazardous Weather Advisory for Coastal Waters

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Coast Guard urges the public to avoid entering the water at area beaches through Tuesday as very large surf, up to 25 feet is expected along the central coast and up to 15 feet at southern California beaches according to the National Weather Service. The risk of being washed out to sea or caught in a rip current during this time is extremely high.

Seas off of San Luis Obispo are expected to reach heights of 25 feet with winds up to 20 mph. Off of Ventura and Los Angeles seas are forecasted to be up to 15 feet with winds up to 15 mph.

The Coast Guard advises that small craft remain in port during this time. If you must go out, make sure you have the proper signaling equipment, a VHF radio, and personal flotation devices. All boaters should have an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) onboard. This piece of equipment can be activated when in distress and provides an accurate position of your location on the water to the Coast Guard.

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