*** BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM to 9 AM TUESDAY ***
Expect a higher threat for sneaker waves expected 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.
Sneaker waves have the ability to run farther up the beach than usual. The sneaker wave threat is highest during high tide Tuesday morning, around 6 am PST. Waves will gradually lower as the tide goes out by Tuesday afternoon.
* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS – Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.