|Lighthouse Point - Thursday January 7th|
Even though El Nino is easing up, the ocean and shoreline can be dangerous. Every year, SCPD and Fire Rescue crews respond for individuals unexpectedly swept off the cliffs into the frigid ocean waters. Oftentimes these have a tragic ending.
|West Cliff Drive - Thursday January 7th|
Never turn your back on the ocean.
Stay well back from where waves are breaking.
Supervise children all the time.
The huge swells prompted the National Weather Service - Santa Cruz officials to issue a high-surf warning and coastal-flood watch for much of the Bay Area coastline.
During El Nino storm season there is the possibility of strong and dangerous rip currents as well as minor coastal flooding. There is also the possibility of sneak waves, which are much larger waves that wash up the coastline without warning.