Big swell – be careful out there!

The T-S has a little story.

FRI…SW WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS…BUILDING TO NW 16 TO 18 FT AT 16 SECONDS

SAT…S WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 22 FT.

SUN…E WIND 5 KT…BECOMING SE. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 19 FT SUBSIDING TO 16 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

Low tide Saturday is 8:12 a.m.

High tide Saturday is 2:08 p.m.

Remember that guy that thought he could surf big Harbor and ended up washed in at King Salmon? He had to hitchhike back around the bay to the parking lot? Meanwhile the Coast Guard helicopter and boats were searching for him? And remember those two guys who thought they’d surf whitewater at Power Poles, but ended up washed down the spit, unable to get to shore? The Coast Guard had to pluck them from the water. And that girl who thought she’d ride foam at the Jetty and got sucked into the rip? She screamed for help and was lucky a couple Coasties were nearby to rescue her. And all the people who’ve been too close when the big waves hit and ended up dead or close to it? Be smart out there, folks. The ocean puts on a good show. If you’re not an experienced big wave surfer, sit back and watch the show from a safe distance.

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One Response

  1. Paternal Follow-up to Maternal Moment. Jen is right on the money. Better to wait out a big swell until you are in top shape and have lots of experience. I still worry about my grown boys in bigger surf, having myself long given up surfing anything that they consider overhead. Cold water and big waves, combined with unreal currents, are recipes for some dangerous moments.

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