Coastal Del Norte

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High Surf Warning

Statement as of 4:06 am PST on December 17, 2018

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST this
evening...

* waves and surf... breaking waves rapidly building to around 30
feet along the northwest California coast today. The highest
surf will be along west and northwest facing beaches.

* Timing... building surf through this evening with very high surf
continuing today... and elevated surf continuing much of the
week.

* Impacts... large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing
over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic
and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these
large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid
and turbulent ocean water. In addition... please contact the
U.S. Coast Guard to determine if The Bar is open to mariner
traffic.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering wave will
pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming
conditions and deadly rip currents.



High Surf Warning

Statement as of 4:06 am PST on December 17, 2018

... High surf warning remains in effect until 9 PM PST this
evening...

* waves and surf... breaking waves rapidly building to around 30
feet along the northwest California coast today. The highest
surf will be along west and northwest facing beaches.

* Timing... building surf through this evening with very high surf
continuing today... and elevated surf continuing much of the
week.

* Impacts... large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing
over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic
and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these
large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid
and turbulent ocean water. In addition... please contact the
U.S. Coast Guard to determine if The Bar is open to mariner
traffic.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering wave will
pound the shoreline. This will result in very dangerous swimming
conditions and deadly rip currents.



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