Potentially dangerous beach conditions through Saturday evening

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Patrick Goff, Executive Director, EH&S and OES

The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous conditions at area beaches through at least Saturday evening. Use caution when at the beach. The hazards include large shore break, strong rip currents, and possible sneaker waves.
Recommendations if going to the beach:
  • Remain away from and out of the water during this swell event
  • Always keep your eyes on the ocean 
  • Remain farther back from the water's edge and off of rocks and jetties.
  • If an area is wet, assume another wave will be at that location again
  • Don’t go in after pets that have been swept into the sea, most pets will make it out of the water on their own
More information is available on the National Weather Service website.
UC Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services (OES) is committed to maintaining a resilient and safe campus to live, work, study, and play. By partnering with the university's students, staff and faculty, as well as agencies and organizations in the surrounding community, we are working to build a strong preparedness program.
Please visit the OES website for more community risk and hazard preparedness information.