Beach Hazard Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Date: October 28, 2015
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.

-NPS-



Last updated: November 6, 2015

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
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