With sneaker waves predicted Nov. 13-14 on the north Oregon Coast, followed by a king tide event Nov. 15-17, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department urges beachgoers to be safe.
The National Weather Service forecasts sneaker waves Friday and Saturday on north Oregon and south Washington beaches.
The sneaker wave warning ushers in the first of three extreme high tides, also called king tides. King tides occur when the orbits and alignment of the earth, moon, and sun combine to produce the greatest tidal effects of the year. The next occurrences will be Dec. 13-15 and Jan. 11-13. Respect closures and barricades, stay off the sand and watch the waves from an elevated location well above the action.