Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on May 14, 2014, for Second Consecutive Day

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Date: May 14, 2014
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso,, 415-464-5135

A long period southerly swell will continue to build into Wednesday. Swells between 2 to 4 feet at a period of 17 to 18 seconds will be the dominant swell across the waters Wednesday. This large, fast-moving swell will result in an increased threat for rip currents and sneaker waves along most of the beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore, especially, but not limited to, Point Reyes Beach North, Point Reyes Beach South, Kehoe Beach, and McClures Beach.

A beach hazard statement means the potentially dangerous conditions may exist on specific beaches. These hazards may include large shore break, strong rip currents, strong longshore currents, and possible sneaker waves. All of these conditions could be life threatening.

Be sure to always have your eyes on the ocean.


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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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