Danger Zone

Large breaking waves along the coast will lead to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic and unpredictable.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for Coastal Del Norte and the Northern Humboldt Coast.

CONDITIONS

Large surf will impact the Northwest California Coast today. A large northwest swell will bring high surf to the coast today.

WHAT

Surf heights around 22 ft with some 26 ft sets possible along west and northwest facing beaches.

WHERE

Del Norte and Northern Humboldt counties.

WHEN

Through 3 p.m. this afternoon.

IMPACTS

Large breaking waves along the coast will lead to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing the bar are urged to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat subsides. This surf will also likely contribute to localized coastal flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

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