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; major specials now that spring is here
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials for last of spring
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Spring's enticing specials now
In Lincoln City:
Major spring specials now
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials this season
In Newport:
Look for many specials
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials and tempting prices now
In Yachats, Florence
Big deals available; 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 - Maps - Virtual Tours

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

Candy Cane Express Provides Festive Train Ride on N. Oregon Coast
For more two more weekends, you can catch the Candy Cane Express at Garibaldi. Tillamook events, Pacific City events, Manzanita events
Spacecraft Captures Images of Oregon Coast Crabbers Aglow
A satellite from National Weather Service captured pattern of glowing dots. Marine sciences
Victorian Holiday at Lighthouse BnB Returns to Central Oregon Coast
At the little house by the sea December 11, 12 and December 18 and 19. Florence events, south coast events
New Comet May Be a December Star for Oregon Coast, Washington Coast
In fact, it's already in the vicinity of Earth - in the cosmic sense. Weather
Three Oregon Coast Viewpoints From Dazzling to Dizzying
Fantastic finds at Bandon, Oceanside and near Depoe Bay that hit all the senses
Injured Sea Otter on Central Oregon Coast May Have Shark Bites
Oregon Coast Aquarium is trying to nurse it back to health. Newport, marine sciences
Another Round of King Tides This Weekend on Oregon / Washington Coast
King Tides happen December 3 - 5, except in Westport a little later. Weather
Newport's 'Christmas Show' Returns to Oregon Coast
Newport's annual celebration of The Christmas Show on December 17 and 18. Newport events, Yachats events, Lincoln City 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

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details