Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Big Waves Made Bigger by High Tides on Oregon Coast This Week

Published 10/31/2016 at 5:41 AM PDT - Updated 10/31/2016 at 5:42 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

waves could be like this over the week: Newport's Yaquina Head

(Oregon Coast) – Some big waves and big tides are coming to the Oregon coast this week, and then some of the highest tides of the year the weekend after that. (Above: waves could be like this over the week, at Newport's Yaquina Head.)

It looks like an on-and-off run of rainy, windy and slightly sunny weather for the Oregon coast throughout the week, although not too windy. This won't be a storm, but you may not know it by looking at the wave action coming up. By the end of the week, the region may be seeing waves up to 20 feet, combining with some fairly tides, then carving out chunks of beaches and creating a ruckus.

The really good news is that it may be partly sunny later this week as some of the wave action starts growing.

Fairly high tides really kick in on the first of the month, as Tuesday through Saturday will bring tides up around seven feet or more in the late afternoon, in and around 3 to 4 p.m. in most areas.

Combined seas stay fairly mellow through Tuesday at around 7 feet to 8 feet, so those high tides won't be too eventful. But on Wednesday afternoon, combined seas get up to around 17 feet, then rising to nearly 20 feet later that night. Thursday and Friday, they hover in the 17- to 19-foot range, which will be pretty massive. Saturday may be even higher at 20 feet or more.

Meanwhile, they sizable tides will add to that, likely creating some monster waves, especially at areas with rocky stretches like Yachats, Depoe Bay, Oceanside, Cape Kiwanda and just south of Cannon Beach. The jetties will be highly active as well, such as at Newport, Warrenton, Rockaway Beach or Florence. You will want to stay off these.

This may be a time to stay off beaches as well, especially during high tides, although there are currently no wave warnings.

Winds will be somewhat strong along the beaches of the Oregon coast for much of the week, around 10 mph. Look for plenty of rain much of the time, however.

Still, just as the crazy waves start combining with the tides, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Oregon is predicting mostly cloudy to partly sunny from Thursday through Saturday.

The marine forecast from the NWS is telling, however. There could be bigger winds in store on Saturday. The outer waters of the Oregon coast could get some gale force winds in the mid week, then there are some lulls.

“Another break in the action for Thursday, but another strong front will push into the region Friday and Saturday, with another round of southerly gales and seas at or just above 20 feet,” the NWS said.

Then the following weekend - November 13 to 18 – there are extreme high tides at over nine feet at times. These are known as king tides. Keep an eye on Oregon Coast Beach Connection's weather and tides section closer to November 13 to see what high seas if any occur in the area. Where to stay for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour








More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 


 

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Purple Velella Velella Start Their Gooey Return to Oregon Coast
They started popping up in small numbers and even tinier sizes already back in February. Science
Truly Wacky Time for All Ages: Two Weeks of Magic on Central Oregon Coast
The 2017 Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City goes through Apr 6. Lincoln City events
Tips for the Total Eclipse on Oregon Coast: Lodging, Viewpoints
Where to find rooms, viewing spots and dealing with traffic. Science
Oregon Coast Spring Break Weather: Nary a Dry Day
The coast and inland valleys will not provide much sun and not much else but rain
The Kooky and the Cool on Oregon Coast Right Now: Pryosomes, Ghost Forests
Orcas, gray whales, freaky tube-like creatures and ancient stumps. Science, kids, travel tips
Spring Break Kicks Off with Whale Week, Astronomy Parties Around Oregon, the ...
On the first Saturday of spring break, you can catch wonders from the deep and in the universe above. Lincoln City events, Yachats events, Oceanside events, Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events
N. Oregon Coast History with a 10K Run and a Hollywood Twist
A special 10k run this weekend and a talk on movies filmed here. Seaside events
Newport, Oregon Coast: Whales, Spring Break Fun Collide in Big Way
Newport is host to more whale watch vantage points than any other area, bundles of family-friendly attractions. Newport events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted