Essential Guide to Hermosa Beach

Storms tear up seafloor, causing riptides, huge spike in rescues

September 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm
A summer of Pacific storms and hurricanes has significantly changed the seafloor along California’s coast, fueling stronger riptides and triggering more rescues by lifeguards, officials said Wednesday. More

Southland Lifeguards On High Alert As Many Flock To The Beach To Beat The Heat

September 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat. More

Amid Dangerous Rip Currents, Lifeguards Rescue Nearly 200 Swimmers

September 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm
Rough surf and strong rip currents made Tuesday a busy day for lifeguards along Southern California beaches. In total, 187 ocean rescues were made throughout the day, according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Lifeguards. Multiple swimmers and surfers had to be rescued from the ocean off of Venice Beach, aerial video over ... More

Heat Wave Continues For Sixth Day; High Surf Batters The Coast

September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm
The Southland will bake on the sixth day of a heat wave today and remain under the threat of wildfire as high surf continues to batter the coast. A red flag warning denoting a risk of what National Weather Service forecasters call "explosive fire growth" was in effect today in the mountains and foothills of ... More

Number of Beach Visitors Soars — So Do the Number of Rescues

September 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm
As of Monday, more than 61.4 million had already hit county beaches with 11,666 ocean rescues already this year. More

Hurricane Norbert storm surge expected through weekend

September 4, 2014 at 11:08 pm
A storm surge is expected along the Southern California coastline from Hurricane Norbert, beginning as early as Friday and likely lasting through the weekend. More

High surf from Hurricane Norbert to hit Southern California coast

September 4, 2014 at 8:52 am
Forecasters are warning of high surf, strong rip currents and the possibility of coastal flooding along Southland beaches as Hurricane Norbert intensifies off Baja California. More