A series of heavy waves have reportedly hammered a surfer off Salishan Loop about a half mile south of the spit tip. Surfer appeared to be in distress offshore about 100 yards north of a bonfire on the beach.
Reporting party can no longer see the surfer.
Coast Guard helo is in the area, but they may be low on fuel.
Surfer has been spotted walking out of the water with his surfboard. Seems to be fine. Fire rescue units returning to quarters.