Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

More Heavy Surf for Oregon Coast, 25-foot Waves Periodically; High Winds

Published 12/19/2018 at 3:09 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

More Heavy Surf for Oregon Coast, 25-foot Waves Periodically; High Winds

(Oregon Coast) - More crazed conditions are on their way for the beaches, with a slight lull over part of the weekend giving way to yet another set of rambunctious waves. (Photo of Tillamook Bay above courtesy Rick Hampton).

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; Incredible specials now
In Cannon Beach:
Deals in full force now
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Check each listing for specials
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Fantastic Deals for Winter
In Lincoln City:
Deals on rooms everywhere
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Specials abound
In Newport:
Specials and deals like crazy
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials
In Yachats, Florence
Many specials; lodgings not listed anywhere else

There is still a high wind watch for the Oregon coast, in effect through Thursday afternoon. While the high surf issues on the northern half of the coast have subsided for a bit, the southern Oregon coast is still under an advisory for high waves and big breakers return for part of Thursday and then again Sunday.

It’s likely a high surf warning will be issued over the weekend because of another set of 25-foot waves.

Later on Wednesday night and into the next afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) said to expect south winds of 30 to 45 mph and gusts up to 70 mph. The strongest winds are likely in the morning.

“A High Wind Watch means hazardous high wind conditions are favorable in and close to the watch area in the next 12 to 48 hours,” the NWS said.

This comes a little more than a day after heavy winds and surf battered the coastline, knocking down numerous trees, including one onto an RV in the Lincoln City area, while another family in Yachats reported having their doorway mostly blocked by a fallen tree. Nearly 30-foot waves caused many beaches to be closed, including the normally wide open D River access in Lincoln City, where surf had brought up large, dangerous objects onto the steps of the parking lot.

On Thursday, combined seas will be up around 25 to 28 feet with a fairly long dominant period of 15 seconds, which means more high surf warnings will likely be issued. They’ll begin to rise later tonight. Friday and Saturday see a slight lull in wave height, but still at a fairly dangerous 15 to 17 feet. Sunday sees another spike with over 20-foot waves and Monday will be closer to 25 feet in many areas. Use extreme caution when on the beaches.

“Lull in the weather for Fri, but active pattern continues with another front arrive on Sat, and yet another on Sun,” the NWS said on its website (quote unedited).

Oregon Coast Lodgings for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

More Resources: See the Oregon Coast Web Cams. See Oregon Coast Weather. See Oregon Coast Oceanfront Hotels to watch the waves. More storm photos below



 

 




Photos above courtesy Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium


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

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

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Pacific City's Two Wonder-Inducing Neighbors: Where the North Oregon Coast Be...
One is a tiny town; the other a wowing beach of otherworldly sights. Neskowin, Winema
Forest Preserve on N. Oregon Coast Opens, Featuring Tallest Cedar in State
A new nature preserve at Rockaway Beach officially opens up its boardwalk on June 15
Weird and Wonderful Above Oregon Coast, Portland: Milky Way Gone, Meteors
Astronomy: Tail end of a meteor shower, Milky Way missing. Weather
Washington Coast Travel Guide
Guide to Washington Coast: updated articles, travel news, tourism updates
Steampunk-Influenced Fun in Newport: Jules Verne Meets Oregon Coast Aquarium
Where the oceanic meets steampunk: this is the new perspective on tropical marine life.
Weather Pendulum: Portland, Valley, Oregon Coast Back to Colder and Wetter Th...
Below average temps and rain return, large minus tides on the beaches
Oregon Coast's Heceta Head Lighthouse Changes and Challenges During 125-Year ...
One more celebration and some changes at the historical lighthouse. Florence events, kids
That Which is Haunting of An Oregon Coast Lighthouse: Cape Meares and Area
There are some morbid and dark histories in the area surrounding the Oceanside landmark. History, geology

Back to Oregon Coast

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

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details