Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for January 12, 2014

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Date: January 11, 2014
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Saturday evening. Swells are expected to build late tonight into Sunday which will translate into larger than normal surf, possible sneaker waves, and rip currents along Point Reyes National Seashore beaches.

People venturing near the ocean for the weekend should be alert for large waves capable of producing sneaker waves or rip currents which can sweep a person out to sea, especially at Point Reyes Beach North and South.

For additional information, visit our website at: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/beaches.htm#beachsafety


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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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