The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard warning for today until at least 4pm this afternoon. Sneaker waves are possible along the north and central coast. Sneaker waves can suddenly knock people off of their feet and quickly pull them into the frigid ocean which may lead to serious injury or drowning. Sneaker waves can lift or roll large water soaked logs which can lead to serious injury or death.
Water rises may be especially high around the high tide at 2 PM for the north Oregon coast and 1 PM for the Central Oregon coast. A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when sneaker waves create potentially life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Always keep an eye on the waves, and be especially watchful of children. Keep children and pets away from the surf zone, and stay off of jetties, rocks and logs. If you see someone swept into the sea do not swim in after them. Call 911 and keep an eye on them until help arrives.