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National Weather Service Issues Warning About Rip Currents for Seal Beach

The "hazards statement" is in effect until 11 tonight.

Be careful of rip currents today. Photo credit: Marcus Bockman.
Be careful of rip currents today. Photo credit: Marcus Bockman.
The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for south-facing beaches in Los Angeles County and Seal Beach in Orange County until 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

"Surf will average 3 to 5 feet with max sets to 7 feet along exposed south facing beaches especially from Point Mugu to Malibu and near Seal Beach," the National Weather Service warned.

Already this week, a lifeguard lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in rough waters in Newport Beach Sunday.

"A long period south swell will continue to bring a high risk of very strong and dangerous rip currents to area beaches and elevated surf to many south facing beaches through this evening," says the NWS warning.

Even the most experienced swimmers and surfers can be pulled out to sea by the strong rip currents, the National Weather Service said in a statement.


The Beast ! July 08, 2014 at 12:51 PM
These conditions existed yesterday as well, I witnessed filthy people that can barely stand up in the water never mind swim. I watched many laying along the shoreline like beached wales some were swimming in jeans and t-shirt while others were just letting trash blow around our beach. SMH at these filthy folks
Mrs. Fanny Farkel July 08, 2014 at 05:36 PM
You are so kind. Thank you for giving a true picture of what the beach was like yesterday. I will be down tonight parking illegally and picking up trash, stay close to the can so I can find you.

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