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Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday, February 13, 2012

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Date: February 13, 2012
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

Hazardous Surf

The National Weather Service report for this morning has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect from 3 p.m. PST this afternoon to 3 a.m. PST Tuesday, February 14.

These conditions will result in strong rip currents and possible sneaker waves. Steeper beaches, particularly northwest facing beaches, will see large breaking waves.

Large northwesterly swells, locally in the 12 to 14 foot range, will create a dangerous near shore environment. These conditions will result in strong rip currents and sneaker waves. Use extreme caution along the shoreline. Breakers could reach up to 17 feet.

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Kule Loklo, a replica of a Coast Miwok village

Coast Miwok people have lived in the Point Reyes vicinity for over 4,000 years. They lived in villages similar to Kule Loklo, which is located near the Bear Valley Visitor Center. More...