Effective: Jan 09 2013 05:56 PM PST

Expires: Jan 10 2013 02:00 AM PST

Warning:

Certainty: Likely

Urgency: Expected

Severity: Minor

...HIGH SURF AND ASTRONOMICAL TIDES TO AFFECT SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA BEACHES THROUGH SATURDAY... .A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...FOLLOWED BY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND A BUILDING WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL. AT THE SAME TIME...KING TIDES WILL BRING UNUSUALLY HIGH WATER LEVELS TO THE COASTLINE EACH MORNING THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...HIGHEST ON FRIDAY MORNING. DANGEROUS SURF...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS TIME PERIOD. ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM THURSDAY TO 2 AM PST SATURDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 11 AM PST SATURDAY... * LOCATION...BEACHES FROM NORTHERN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TO POINT CONCEPTION. * COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF LOW-LYING BEACHES AND BEACH PARKING LOTS. APPROXIMATE HIGH TIDES WILL OCCUR THURSDAY...AROUND 720 AM AT 6.9 FEET...FRIDAY...AROUND 810 AM AT 7.0 FEET...AND SATURDAY...AROUND 900 AM AT 6.8 FEET. * SURF HEIGHT AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD OVERNIGHT TO 8 TO 12 FEET...THEN WILL BUILD TO 10 TO 15 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE LARGEST SURF WILL BE ALONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES...AND CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY ROUGH DUE TO STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS. THE LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...HIGH SURF CAN RESULT IN DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS... BEACH EROSION...AND SNEAKER WAVES. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH SURF AND HIGH TIDES MAY CAUSE COASTAL FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE BEACH.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE COASTLINE. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

Locations Affected: San Luis Obispo County Central Coast; Santa Barbara County Central Coast

ZIP Codes Affected:

  • 93013 - Carpinteria, CA
  • 93014 - Carpinteria, CA
  • 93067 - Summerland, CA
  • 93101 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93102 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93103 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93105 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93106 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93107 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93108 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93109 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93110 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93111 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93116 - Goleta, CA
  • 93117 - Goleta, CA
  • 93118 - Goleta, CA
  • 93120 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93121 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93130 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93140 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93150 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93160 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93190 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • 93199 - Goleta, CA
  • 93254 - New Cuyama, CA
  • 93401 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93402 - Los Osos, CA
  • 93403 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93405 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93406 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93407 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93408 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93409 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93410 - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 93412 - Los Osos, CA
  • 93420 - Arroyo Grande, CA
  • 93421 - Arroyo Grande, CA
  • 93422 - Atascadero, CA
  • 93423 - Atascadero, CA
  • 93424 - Avila Beach, CA
  • 93427 - Buellton, CA
  • 93428 - Cambria, CA
  • 93429 - Casmalia, CA
  • 93430 - Cayucos, CA
  • 93432 - Creston, CA
  • 93433 - Grover Beach, CA
  • 93434 - Guadalupe, CA
  • 93435 - Harmony, CA
  • 93436 - Lompoc, CA
  • 93437 - Lompoc, CA
  • 93438 - Lompoc, CA
  • 93440 - Los Alamos, CA
  • 93441 - Los Olivos, CA
  • 93442 - Morro Bay, CA
  • 93443 - Morro Bay, CA
  • 93444 - Nipomo, CA
  • 93445 - Oceano, CA
  • 93446 - Paso Robles, CA
  • 93447 - Paso Robles, CA
  • 93448 - Pismo Beach, CA
  • 93449 - Pismo Beach, CA
  • 93451 - San Miguel, CA
  • 93452 - San Simeon, CA
  • 93453 - Santa Margarita, CA
  • 93454 - Santa Maria, CA
  • 93455 - Santa Maria, CA
  • 93456 - Santa Maria, CA
  • 93457 - Santa Maria, CA
  • 93458 - Santa Maria, CA
  • 93460 - Santa Ynez, CA
  • 93461 - Shandon, CA
  • 93463 - Solvang, CA
  • 93464 - Solvang, CA
  • 93465 - Templeton, CA
  • 93475 - Oceano, CA
  • 93483 - Grover Beach, CA