Weather Alerts for South Salinas Valley

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory  HIGH SURF ADVISORY   High Surf Advisory
SOUTH SALINAS VALLEY

Areas Affected:
Northern Monterey Bay - San Francisco - San Fransisco Peninsula Coast - Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast
Effective: Fri 3:56 pm Updated: Fri 9:05 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 3:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LARGE SURF EXPECTED NORTH BAY COAST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...
.LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL IMPACT THE COAST FRIDAY EVENING
CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE LARGE SWELL WILL
GRADUALLY DECAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. THE LARGE
SURF COMBINED WITH INCREASING HIGH TIDE MAY RESULT IN SOME MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST
SATURDAY.
* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST SWELL OF 15 TO 18 FEET WITH A
PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS OVER 25 FEET WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON THE BEACH AND SURF ZONE...
ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BEACH
EROSION.

Information:
IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSED
COASTAL STRUCTURES OR ROCKS DURING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS. VERY
LARGE WAVES CAN SUDDENLY SWEEP ACROSS PREVIOUSLY DRY AREAS.
SWIMMING OR SURFING IN THESE WAVES MAY BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE.
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.