A high surf advisory continues this afternoon, evening and through 4pm Saturday afternoon. From the above picture it’s extremely smart to not even get close to all that wave energy. There’s not a safe rock out there to watch from unless from a state park overlook where the waves can’t get to you. Sneaker waves are likely to be abundant.
The weather service says the waves are becoming extremely dangerous, even along beaches that are favorites among local residents. Anyone crazy enough to try to surf this stuff is just about guaranteed a cannonball ride out to sea on a fast moving rip tide to their death.
Local law enforcement, fire departments and the Coast Guard strongly urge people not to venture onto beaches that have a nearby surf line. They say debris can up on the beach and be launched at unsuspecting beach walkers or beachcombers, disabling them and then sweeping them out to sea.
In short, if you have to watch, pick a spot far enough away that the ocean can’t get within 300′ of you; preferably from a state park ocean observation platform or vehicle wayside viewpoint. Don’t risk it. Many have died. Many more will die who don’t respect the ocean’s fury. Don’t be one of them.