Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness

Coast Guard, U.S. Lifesaving Association promote rip current awareness
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the United States Lifesaving Association are collaborating to promote rip current awareness for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); In response to a surge of rip current-related deaths throughout the mid-Atlantic region in June 2017, the Coast Guard reminds...

Coast Guard warns of high surf advisory

Coast Guard warns of high surf advisory
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a high surf advisory warning issued by NOAA for Southwest California beaches. The high surf advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m., Thursday. A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across Southwest California coastal waters. High surf will affect all west and northwest facing beaches Wednesday through Thursday evening....

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern and Central California coast due to forecasted strong swells on Sunday. Exceptionally strong rip currents and large shore breaks are anticipated to impact all west and northwest facing beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey County. Strong rip currents are typically more...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous ocean and beach conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous ocean and beach conditions
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging vessel owners, operators, divers and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters due to high surf and strong winds that will be affecting the Bay Area this weekend. The shoreline from Point Reyes south to Big Sur are expecting 10-foot swells. Large waves can impact the beach with little or no warning and drag a person offshore in a matter of...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous coastal conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous coastal conditions
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the coastal waters of the San Francisco Bay area due to high surf conditions this weekend. A high surf warning is now in effect until Saturday afternoon along the coastline of Sonoma County through Monterey County. Westerly swells around 11-14 feet with swell periods of up to 19 seconds are expected...

Coast Guard searches for two men swept to sea by rip currents in South Florida

Coast Guard searches for two men swept to sea by rip currents in South Florida
USCG MH-65C file photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam EggersMIAMI – The Coast Guard is involved in two separate cases, each involving a male being swept to sea by rip currents in South Florida Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Miami was notified of a 15-year old male who was swept to sea in North Palm Beach, Florida, near McArthur State Park. The Coast Guard quickly launched a Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises to exercise caution during the holidays at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to dangerous riptides in the region. Since Friday, the Coast Guard has responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico involving swimmers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters who were swept out to sea or overcome by...

Coast Guard suspends search for 18-year-old swimmer missing off Asilomar Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for 18-year-old swimmer missing off Asilomar Beach
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard suspended a search shortly before 11:45 a.m., Sunday for an 18-year-old male who went missing Saturday afternoon in the water near Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove. At approximately 5 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Station Monterey received a report of two distressed swimmers who were swept out by a heavy rip current. A surfer on scene assisted the younger brother...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beach goers to exercise caution in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay due to forecasted strong swells over the next few days. Strong northwesterly swells are anticipated to impact the coastal north bay to include Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, northern Monterey Bay, southern Monterey Bay, and Big Sur. Swells...