The government at 1:45 a.m. issued a tsunami warning for this morning from Point Concepcion north to the Oregon-Washington border. A warning means "all coastal residents in the warning area who are near the beach or in low-lying regions should move immediately inland to higher ground and away from all harbors and inlets including those sheltered directly from the sea."
In Southern California, the status remains at a tsunami advisory: "A tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected. Significant, widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival."
Of course, if at any time you see the ocean recede, even a little bit, go the other way. With some purpose to your step.