The National Weather Service says ocean beach waves along the Oregon Coast could reach up to 20 feet by the end of this week. That would be the highest seas since last winter. The Weather Service warns mariners of all varieties that sea conditions will be quite threatening.
NWS says waves will climb from an average of 5 feet high to up to 12 feet, with maximum heights at or exceeding 20 feet Thursday through next weekend. That’s nearly as high as a two story house. So imagine your surfboard slicing its way across those wave faces!
As for winds, they could reach 35 miles per hour on Wednesday so any big wave ride you’re on, you could be completely wind-blown away and find yourself caught up in waves as they crash. Those conditions would be dangerous for commercial and recreational boaters and fishers. Might be wise to wait the thing out.