VIDEO. From CAL FIRE CZU San Mateo-Santa Cruz YouTube recorded April 28th, 2021.
Got questions about local conditions? Ask a surfer! Surfers know how to read the ocean, watching the waves and recognizing patters and hidden dangers before getting in the water.
VIDEO. Watch for sneaker waves like the 2010 Mavericks Contest wave. Share these Rip Current videos with your friends who like to go to the Beach.
Local CERT trainer, Michelle Dragony, has curated 3 videos that will bring you up to speed.
If you see someone who is not paying attention, or does not seem to understand the danger, do take the time, to gently nudge them with the fact that at least one person dies every year at our beaches. Sneaker waves are an unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it.
Drowning can happen with one wave.