Beach Hazards Statement

From the National Weather Service
STARTED:Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 @ 4 a.m.
ENDED:Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 @ 4 a.m.
AREAS:Coastal Del Norte; Northern Humboldt Coast; Southwestern Humboldt; Mendocino Coast


Don’t be fooled by an ocean that looks calm. There can be 30 minutes of small waves before a sneaker wave strikes. Avoid rocks and jetties. Avoid steep beaches. Stay much farther back from the water and never turn your back on the ocean.


* WHAT…Increased threat of sneaker waves expected.

* WHERE…Coastal Del Norte, Northern Humboldt Coast, Southwestern Humboldt and Mendocino Coast Counties.

* WHEN…Through late tonight.. .

* IMPACTS…Large, unexpected waves can sweep across the beach without warning, sweeping people into the sea from rocks, jetties, and beaches. These sneaker waves can also move large objects such as logs, crushing anyone caught underneath.

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