Santa Barbara County South Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory
Issued: 19:26 PST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PST Tuesday...

* surf... 6 to 9 feet... highest on west-facing beaches. The surf
is diminishing slowly and will remain above advisory levels
through at least Tuesday.

* Impacts... large waves and strong rip currents will increase
the risk of ocean drowning for swimmers and surfers. Breaking
waves can cause injury... wash people off beaches or rocks...
and capsize small boats nearshore. Moderate beach erosion is

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current
remain calm. Don't fight the current. Swim in a direction
following the shoreline. When out of the current... swim back to
shore. If tired... float or tread water until out of the rip
current. If unable to escape... face the shore and call or wave
for help.


Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 21:03 PST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 6 am PST

See the coastal waters forecast (cwflox) for more details.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that hazardous wind and sea
conditions will exist for small craft. Inexperienced
mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.