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...

Coast Guard urges caution during Columbus Day, Fleet Week festivities

Coast Guard urges caution during Columbus Day, Fleet Week festivities
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the water this Columbus Day weekend. Hazardous beach conditions, with swells reaching up to 13 feet, caused by a storm system in the Gulf of Alaska are expected through Monday.  Beachgoers should obey posted warning signs and flags and be cautious of sneaker waves. Swimmers should be especially...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in Marin, Santa Cruz counties

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in Marin, Santa Cruz counties
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 strong swells causing increased rip current conditions over the next few days. Strong southwesterly swells are anticipated to impact coastal sections of Marin and Santa Cruz counties, causing dangerous rip current conditions. Be advised jetties, inlets and piers...

Coast Guard advises beach goers to be aware of rip currents

Coast Guard advises beach goers to be aware of rip currents
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is advising swimmers, surfers and other beachgoers to exercise caution at local beaches Wednesday due to a National Weather Service report stating a high risk of rip currents. The high risk of rip currents remains in effect until late Thursday night. According to a NWS weather report, the cause of the rip currents are swells from Tropical Storm Edouard. Swimmers,...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard urges caution for strong swells, rip current conditions in 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 strong swells causing increased rip current conditions over the next few days. Strong southwesterly swells are anticipated to impact coastal sections of Marin and Santa Cruz counties, causing dangerous rip current conditions. Coastal weather hazards are expected...