The National Weather Service office in Eureka has issued a high surf advisory along the North Coast as waves up to 28 feet are expected Monday morning through Tuesday evening.
The NWS Eureka is urging beachgoers to use extra caution near the surf zone and stay off of jetties. A 67-year-old woman was swept from the North Jetty just after noon on Monday and was flown by a Coast Guard helicopter for medical treatment. Her condition was not immediately available.
"Large breaking waves along the coast will lead to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing the bar are urged to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat subsides. Please contact the U.S. Coast Guard for information regarding harbor and bar closures," the advisory states.