There is a High Surf Advisory in affect until 7pm tonight (12/12/19). Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties, and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings. Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low- lying shoreline. There is also an enhanced threat for sneaker waves, which can unexpectedly run up the beach even further than the already large waves.
the affected areas include the north Oregon Coast, South Washington Coast and Central Oregon Coast. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay well back from the water's edge and be alert for exceptionally high waves. Keep away from large logs on the beach. Sneaker waves can run up on the beach lifting or rolling these extremely heavy logs. People have been injured after being caught under these logs from sneaker wave action.