Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 4:31 AM PDT on April 19, 2014

...High surf advisory remains in effect from 5 am Sunday to 5 am PDT Monday...

* waves and surf...northwest swell initially 5 to 8 feet at 18 seconds will build to 13 to 15 feet at 15 to 16 seconds Sunday morning and afternoon.

* Timing...initial forerunner waves will arrive late Saturday night early Sunday morning. Waves will build through the day Sunday.

* Impacts...large surf is expected at exposed beaches such as Ocean Beach. Strong rip currents are expected along the entire coast from Sonoma County south into Monterey County. A heightened risk of sneaker waves is expected... especially on steeper beaches like Carmel river beach and Montara State Beach.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents...sneaker waves and localized beach erosion. Please never turn your back to the ocean and avoid climbing on and fishing from rocks and jetties.