High Surf Warning

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
218 PM PST Fri Jan 10 2020

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
218 PM PST Fri Jan 10 2020

…HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Large waves and dangerous surf conditions. Seas building
up to 26 ft.

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

* WHEN…From 1 AM to 4 PM PST Saturday.

* 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. Severe
beach erosion may destroy coastal properties and buildings.
Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-
lying shoreline.

Sneaker waves can run up on the beach, lifting or rolling
large heavy water soaked logs which can lead to serious injury
or death.or drowning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Surf Watch means that high surf may 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 lift or roll logs which can injure or kill someone
caught in their path.