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Beach Dangers This Weekend from Oregon Coast into S. Washington Coast

Published 01/15/21 at 6:06 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Beach Dangers This Weekend from Oregon Coast into S. Washington Coast

(Newport, Oregon) - This is the winter season that keeps on giving, when it comes to crazy tides. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued beach hazard statements from the southern Oregon coast up into the south Washington coast, saying sneaker waves are possible through Sunday, but there’s also a surf advisory for the southern Oregon coast into tonight. Waves up to 20 feet will be breaking onshore in some areas. (Photo above: Seaside Turnaround gets flooded, courtesy Tiffany Boothe / Seaside Aquarium)

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The NWS is also predicting fairly sizable waves through Monday.

South Oregon Coast. From Reedsport southward, the NWS has a surf advisory in effect until 8 p.m. tonight, but its warning of possible surf dangers is in effect into Sunday afternoon.

“For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 20 to 24 feet,” the NWS said. “For the Beach Hazards Statement, high and infrequent wave run-ups from a very long period swell arriving from the west will lead to a moderate to high likelihood of sneaker waves.”

Central Oregon Coast Through Washington Coast. Sneaker waves are possible through Saturday afternoon in the nearly 350-mile stretch from Florence into Raymond, Washington.

Photo courtesy Westport, Washington Visitors

“Sneaker waves can run up on the beach, lifting or rolling large heavy water soaked logs which can lead to serious injury or death,” the NWS said. “Sneaker waves can also easily sweep someone out to sea unexpectedly. Keep children and pets close and away from the surf zone.”

Offshore is where all this wave action begins, and the NWS said waves out there will be lingering in higher territory.

“Despite the rather unimpressive winds, westerly swell will build again Sunday afternoon and evening, peaking around 15 feet Sunday night before falling Monday into Tuesday,” the NWS said. “Once seas fall below 10 feet on Tuesday, guidance suggests conditions will stay that way.”

Weather along the Oregon and Washington coast looks fairly sunny for much of the week, which will make great beachcombing conditions. More photos below

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