Southern Oregon Coast To Get Hit with Massive Waves
(Port Orford, Oregon) - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Medford has issued a high surf warning for the Curry County area of the southern Oregon coast, lasting late Monday until 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.
“An intense storm moving through the northeast Pacific is generating large swells that will arrive at the southern Oregon coast on Monday night, lasting through Tuesday evening.
Swells will hit 20 to 22 feet high the NWS said, resulting in breakers around 30 feet high at the beaches. This will make the surf zone much higher than normal, with waves reaching much farther than usual.
The NWS said this will make the beaches quite dangerous, and some erosion is likely. Waves of this height can hurl large objects and debris, such as logs. These can go flying over jetties and onto rocky areas.
Stay clear of such areas and small beaches. The NWS suggests steering clear of any surf zone.
“Battering waves will pound the shoreline,” the NWS said. “This will result in very dangerous surf conditions with deadly rip currents.”
Curry County includes towns like Bandon, Port Orford, Sixes, Gold Beach and Brookings.