Large Surf Headed to Local Beaches

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The National Weather Office in Eureka is reminding Humboldt County residents of the oft-said mantra — never turn your back on the ocean — especially with the first major winter swell set to hit local beaches late today.

The west-northwest sets could hit heights of 16 to 20 feet for west-northwest facing beaches, with the largest waves expected to come ashore Thursday, but the swell will last through Friday, according to a NWS Facebook post.

“Increased wave action may overtop jetties and rocks, as well as enhance how far waves will run up beach slopes,” the post reads. “Remember, never turn your back to the ocean.”

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