Beach Hazards Statement

From the National Weather Service
STARTED:Thursday, Nov. 24 @ 10 a.m.
ENDED:Friday, Nov. 25 @ 2 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 risk of sneaker waves. There may be periods of smaller waves for 20 to 30 minutes between larger sets of waves.

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

* WHEN…From 10 AM PST Thursday through late Thursday night.. .

* IMPACTS…Large, unexpected waves can sweep across the beach without warning, sweeping people into the sea from rocks, jetties, and beaches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Sneaker waves occur when a larger set of waves occurs moves through after up to 30 minutes of smaller waves.

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