Mendocino Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:57 AM PDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this
evening...

* timing... the highest sneaker wave risk will persist through
through early this evening.

* Impacts... slight risk of sneaker waves on northwest California
beaches. Steep beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave
activity with greater wave run-up onto beaches. Large waves
may also wash over jetties and rock outcroppings that may
normally stay dry.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution
should be used when in or near the water.