Areas Affected: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; Northern Monterey Bay; San Francisco; San Francisco Peninsula Coast; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
...Increasing risk of sneaker waves and strong rip currents from
Coastal Sonoma County to Coastal Monterey County 5 am Tuesday to
5 am Wednesday...
.A long period southwest to west swell will impact the coastline
beginning early Tuesday morning and will continue into Wednesday
morning before subsiding. Energetic swell periods will reach
19 to 20 seconds Tuesday morning then decrease to below
17 seconds by Wednesday afternoon and evening.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY
THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
* WHAT...Sneaker waves and strong rip currents.
* WHERE...Coastal Sonoma County to Coastal Monterey County.
* WHEN...5 AM PDT Tuesday to 5 AM PDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Sneaker waves can knock unsuspecting beach goers
over and into the sea. Rip currents can pull swimmers and
surfers out to sea.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Steep beaches will have a higher risk of
sneaker wave and rip current activity with greater wave run-up
Sneaker waves heighten the risk of unsuspecting beach goers being
swept into the sea by a wave. Rip currents are typically more
frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties...inlets...and
piers. People walking along the beach should never turn their
back to the sea. Fisherman should avoid fishing from rocks or
jetties. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming
conditions. Anyone caught in a rip current should swim parallel
to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for