Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
754 AM PDT Fri Oct 18 2019North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
754 AM PDT Fri Oct 18 2019
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY…
* SURF…Breaking waves 24 to 28 feet through this morning.
* IMPACTS…Unpredictable and destructive waves may wash over
beaches, jetties and other structures with no warning. Beach
erosion is possible. This is not a time to be near the water.
There is an enhanced possibility for sneaker waves.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach
Keep away from large logs on the beach. Sneaker waves can run up
on the beach lifting or rolling these extremely heavy logs.
People have been injured after being caught under these logs from
sneaker wave action.
It can be very dangerous to venture near the coast under high
surf conditions. People at times are swept off rocks and jetties
and drown while observing high surf. Stay well back from the
waters edge and be alert for the exceptionally high wave.