Large, powerful waves forecast beginning Tuesday night

By on Mon, January 11, 2010

The National Weather Service is forecasting large, long-period waves—up to 20 feet with a period of 18 seconds—from 10pm Tuesday to 4am Thursday.

These large powerful waves will produce large breaking waves and strong rip currents within the surf zone. Please use caution and keep an eye out for sneaker waves while visiting the california beaches during this time period. A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area…Producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.