*** BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING ***
Moderate risk of sneaker waves expected. These are waves that have an unusually higher run-up on beaches when compared to other observed waves on beaches along the southern Oregon Coast, including the beaches of Douglas, Coos, and Curry Counties.
* IMPACTS…Even during calm conditions, sneaker waves can sweep up the beach without warning and knock unsuspecting people over and pull them out to sea. Shock and hypothermia can occur quickly in the cold Pacific waters. In addition, logs and other debris can be lifted and carried by the waves, crushing or entrapping unsuspecting victims underneath.
While these waves can occur at any time for the duration of this statement, the risk is greatest Sunday morning coinciding with the high tide around 7 am.
Avoid climbing on rocks and jetties. Stay away from the ocean and remain out of the water to avoid hazardous conditions.