City of Long Beach Public Information Office 411 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 110620
City of Long Beach Cautions Residents of Possible High Surf
Director, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high surf advisory for Los Angeles County beaches to be in effect starting today and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 8.
Beginning Friday afternoon, Long Beach may experience elevated surf. Breaking waves ranging from five to eight feet and swells ranging from three to five are forecasted. Those conditions are expected to produce dangerous rip currents and poor ocean swimming conditions. Due to the direction of swell travel, vulnerable areas in Long Beach are likely to be naturally protected.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine has fortified berms along vulnerable areas and has heavy equipment operators at the ready to mitigate breaching. Lifeguards will continue to monitor conditions around the clock. In addition to the surf advisory, the NWS is also forecasting cooler temperatures and thunderstorms intermittently throughout the weekend.
Water activity along the coast is discouraged due to dangerous surf conditions. Anyone spending time at the beach should stay near occupied lifeguard towers.
Media inquiries related to disaster preparedness can be directed to Reginald Harrison, Director, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, (562) 570-9450, Reginald.Harrison@longbeach.gov