Surfing is hot this weekend. Ascent.
Expect unusually high tides in parts of California and possible minor flooding in some areas through Sunday morning. The astronomical tides, also known as King Tides, will occur each morning, followed by very low tide hours later each afternoon, the weather service said.
The highlight will be on Saturday.
“We have unusually high tides on the coast,” said NBC4 forecaster Belen De Leon. “This could be good news for surfers. We expect the surf to be nearly seven feet. This will lead to beach erosion. The water is quite cool, but if you want to take your bike and ride it along The Strand, or take a stroll or walk in, you will hear the waves crashing on the shore. ”
Flood warnings have been issued on the coast for low-lying areas on the San Francisco Bay coast and Humboldt Bay on the north coast.
In southern California, a beach hazard warning has been issued for parts of the coast along counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo, but no significant damage was expected.
The unusually high tides occur when the moon, earth and sun come into cover while the moon is closest to earth and earth is closest to the sun, the weather service said.
the Kalifornisches King Tides-Projekt Encourages anyone near the coast to send in photos of the floods to understand what the state will experience if climate change rises sea levels.