25-Foot Waves Batter Oregon Coast, More to Come Over Weekend, Early Week
(Oregon Coast) – Major wave action is taking place on the Oregon coast right now, which has been cause for a high surf advisory in effect through 10 a.m. on Thursday. Bringing 25-foot waves at times, it’s not a good time to be on the beaches. In fact, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), there will likely be more such warnings for Friday and then again early in the week.
On the flipside, there will be great storm watching happening now through at least Friday. More high waves will return on Sunday and Monday.
The NWS said a powerful northwest swell is creating breakers up to 25 feet. All beach locations will be impacted by this.
Hazardous surf will cause waves to run up much higher on the beaches than normal. These powerful waves can sweep people off jetties and other exposed rocks, as well as toss logs or other debris onto low-lying accesses. Logs in the surf will be especially dangerous if you’re walking near the tideline.