The National Weather Service is predicting “large breaking waves” and “high tides” starting Sunday at 10:00 a.m. into Monday morning. North Coast residents were reminded of the caution required when navigating the coastline in the aftermath of a Utah women’s recent death when she was swept away by raging surf on Humboldt Bay’s North Jetty.
The following statement was issued by the National Weather Service Eureka, California Office on their Facebook page:
Large breaking waves are expected on Northwest California beaches Sunday afternoon through Monday. High tides will occur around 10:00 AM PST on Sunday and around 10:30 AM PST on Monday. The largest breaking waves will be 19 to 21 feet and arrive Sunday night. These will subside back towards 19 feet for Monday morning. With these conditions in place, people should stay off the rocks and jetties as large waves will crash over coastal features that may not normally get wet during smaller wave conditions. Don’t let the ocean fool you! Large waves can catch you off guard if you get to close to the water’s edge or out on rocks and jetties. Rising tides Monday morning will increase the risk of getting trapped or swept off rocks. As always, never turn your back to the ocean!