Warning in effect through Saturday 10 pm, Due to the extremely large surf and hazardous conditions
Southern California including the Los Angeles County coastline is currently experiencing a series of large swells coming from the W and WNW, which has produced some extremely large surf ranging from 10ft-15ft with even larger sets. The National Weather service has issued a High Surf Warning through 10PM on Saturday December 30, 2023.
Due to the extremely large surf and hazardous conditions we are recommending that people not enter the water at this time. Lifeguards have responded to a number of distressed swimmers, surfers, and boaters.
While the County of Los Angeles Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Holidays over the winter break, we also want to remind everyone of the following safety tips for the incoming swell event:
Check with your local Lifeguards before attempting to participate in any water related activity. Remain out of the water due to life-threatening large surf and rip currents
Prepare for significant sea water flooding, especially in low-lying areas, (Including beaches/ harbors) especially at the high tide
If you plan on coming down to watch the swell event, please use extreme caution and stay off all coastal jetties, piers, rocky shoreline, and other waterside infrastructure.
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN!
THESE CURRENT CONDITIONS ARE VERY DANGEROUS!