Photographer Ken Gagne captured what NOAA has been predicting the last couple of days – heavier surf coming ashore out of the southwest, rather than northwest, from the remnants of Hurricane Oho. Oho churned up past Hawaii and is now enroute northeasterly to the north end of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Waves offshore for mariners will be quite rough, with 10′ to 13′ swells and winds gusting to 30-35 mph. Beachgoers are warned to be very aware of their surroundings. Never turn your back on the ocean. Watch for sneaker waves. The unusual angle of the waves can create different beach erosion patterns that could leave some areas unsafe to walk on. So stay alert and when in doubt, don’t.