USCG Urges Caution along California Coast

MarineLink.com
Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Coast Guard is warning boaters to exercise extreme caution while operating along the northern California Coast from Thursday through Friday evening as the National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory extending from south of Sonoma County into Monterey County.

It is forecasted that large swells up to the 20-foot range will create strong rip currents at most beaches, moderate to large surf at reefs and sand bars and potential sneaker waves at steeper beaches.

“Boaters and beach-goers should remain vigilant, prepare for the unexpected and have proper survival and communications gear at the ready if disaster strikes,” said Capt. Greg Stump, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. “Sneaker waves are extremely perilous given their quick and silent punch; too many people have had their lives needlessly shortened."

Boaters are reminded to check the weather before getting underway and ensure that their safety gear is up to date, and in good working condition. Basic safety items include: properly fitting lifejackets for everyone aboard, flares, a marine band radio and an emergency position indicating radio beacon.

The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to file float plans with friends or family. A good float plan includes a description of the vessel, names of the crew, a list of safety equipment on board the vessel, the estimated time of arrival at the fishing grounds and the ultimate destination of the excursion. The Coast Guard does not monitor float plans. Boaters should leave the float plan with a reliable person who can be depended upon to notify the Coast Guard in case you do not return as scheduled. Float plan templates are available online and can be found here.

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