High surf warning

To: Campus Community

From: Lisa Ehret, Interim Director of Emergency Services

Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for Friday and Saturday.  High surf can create dangerous conditions on or near the ocean.
  • WAVES AND SURF: Swells of 13 to 16 feet.
  • TIMING: 3 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • IMPACTS: Impacts include strong large breaking waves, large run-up waves, and localized beach erosion. Never turn your back to the ocean!
Recommendations if going to the beach:
  • Always keep your eyes on the ocean.
  • Stay away from and out of the water during swell events.
  • Stay farther back from the water's edge and off rocks and jetties.
  • If an area is wet, assume that another wave will reach that location again.
  • Do not attempt to rescue 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. Please visit the OES website to renew your personal emergency awareness and preparedness.