Rainbow swell

Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning ought to be something to see. (Or sea, ha ha. Ha.)

TUE…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. W SWELL 25 TO
28 FT AT 16 SECONDS
. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED…N WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
19 FT
….DIMINISHING TO 15 FT IN THE LATE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

Click on “More” for the Monday afternoon buoy map. Pretty.

But stay off the jetties, okay? Please.
Three surfers OK after being swept off north jetty
Karen Wilkinson / The Times-Standard
12/03/2007 12:05:05 PM PST

SAMOA — Three surfers were swept off the north jetty and into rough waters around 10:30 a.m. today, but were quickly rescued, said Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Hamilton. The male surfers, who were not identified, had some cuts, but were otherwise OK, Hamilton said.

One was in the water less than a minute, while the other two — who were taking cover by some rocks — were swept to the ocean side of the breaker, Hamilton said.
”They’re fine, they just left,” Hamilton said minutes after the surfers drove away from the Samoa jetty.

The National Weather Service issued high surf and high wind warnings, noting that the high surf warning will remain in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday. The high wind warning will stay in effect until 9 p.m. today. The large, dangerous waves will generate beach breakers of nearly 25 feet, and will build to 30 to 35 feet on Tuesday, as the swell peaks, the National Weather Service’s Web site says.

Winds from the south and southeast of 30 to 50 mph are expected, with potential wind gusts of 60 mph near coastal bluffs and through interior mountain passes.
Signs by the jetty warn of hazardous surf conditions, and point out that large waves can hit and to stay away from the jetty and ocean.

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2 thoughts on “Rainbow swell”

  1. Ah! The adventurous spirit of surfers. I am glad the three brave souls were not in danger for long. It sounds like the sheriffs were out there waitng for them to fall in. Maybe not.

    -boy

  2. I suspect the smart deputy KNEW dopes like me wait for hazardous sea warnings to head to the shore to watch the waves. When the big
    tsunami hits, I have visions of myself at “ground zero” with a disposable camera dutifully engraved with my name and other vital statistics. When that camera is dug up by some future archeologist, I’ll get the photo byline to beat them ALL!

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