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Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
A large storm system extending across the central Pacific will bring large, long period swells to the area today through Thursday. This will translate into large breaking waves from 9 to 12 feet at the beaches within Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
A beach hazard statement for large shore break means that conditions are present to support large waves in shallow waters. People walking along the beach should never turn their back to the ocean. Fisherman should avoid fishing from rocks or jetties. Swimmers should always swim near a lifeguard.
For additional safety tips, visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/beaches.htm#CP_JUMP_79900 and scroll about halfway down the page.
Be sure to always have your eyes on the ocean.