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Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for March 12, 2014

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Date: March 11, 2014
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

A large, fast-moving northwest swell will enter the region early Wednesday morning March 12 and build into the evening hours. This large, fast-moving swell will result in an increased threat for rip currents and sneaker waves along most of the beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore.

The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a beach hazards statements for sneaker waves and rip currents.

A beach hazard statement means the potentially dangerous conditions may exist on specific beaches. These hazards may include large shore break, strong rip currents, strong longshore currents, and possible sneaker waves. All of these conditions could be life threatening.

Be sure to always have your eyes on the ocean.

-NPS-

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