HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Eureka CA

1151 AM PST Wed Jan 11 2023

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO

10 AM PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Large breaking waves up to 23 feet are forecast to occur

along west facing beaches.

* WHERE…Coastal Del Norte, Northern Humboldt Coast,

Southwestern Humboldt, and Mendocino Coast.

* WHEN…From 1 PM Thursday to 10 AM Friday.

* IMPACTS…Dangerous surfing conditions and localized beach

erosion. Beachcombing is highly discouraged!.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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. Please contact

the U.S. Coast Guard for information regarding harbor and bar

closures.

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