HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
143 PM PST Wed Nov 25 2020

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
143 PM PST Wed Nov 25 2020

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Hazardous surf conditions with breaker heights 20 to 25
feet expected. Heights will gradually decrease tonight.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…Through 4 AM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties,
and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off
rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor
beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Unpredictable sneaker waves will run up
farther onto the beaches, lifting or rolling large heavy water
soaked logs which can lead to serious injury or death.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water’s edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the
beach can easily lift or roll logs which can injure or kill
someone caught in their path.