October 2, 2023

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West Coast under High-Surf Advisory

September 19, 2023

A High-Surf Advisory is in effect for the West Coast of Barbados.

This alert is issued when breaking wave action poses or is forecasted to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone during the next 36 hours.

A high-surf advisory is in effect for above-normal breaking waves within the surf zone and along the beaches of the west coast of Barbados due to northerly swells.

Small craft operators and sea bathers along the west coast should exercise extreme caution as large breaking waves and strong currents within the surf zone and along the shore may become life-threatening, particularly during times of high tide.

Key takeaways:-

  • Avoid sea-bathing in these areas until the advisory and all cautions have been lifted
  • Properly secure vessels anchored offshore
  • In areas where this advisory is not in effect ensure that there is a lifeguard on duty and be mindful of the warning flags along the
  • Waves may not look excessive at times and could be deceiving, be mindful of strong currents and sudden pick up of breaking waves.

This alert message is valid from 7:30 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2023, through to 6:00 p.m., today, Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

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