Hazardous Shoreline Advisory

Posted: December 12, 2018

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December 12th 2018
For Immediate Release

Extreme Wave Hazard Advisory Issued for the Pacific Rim Region

Dangerous Waves, Strong Currents & Upper-Shoreline Flooding 
December 13th until December 17th, 2018

TOFINO, B.C. – Residents and visitors are advised to use extra caution on beaches, shorelines and coastal waters in and around the Pacific Rim region on Thursday, December 13th through Monday December 17th.

During this time period, combined seas are expected to reach up to 7 metres on Friday and Sunday. Very high wave conditions can create strong currents and shoreline flooding. Beaches can go from completely dry to several feet under water in only seconds during winter storms. 

These surges can be violent and unpredictable and have the potential to float or roll logs. Water users are advised to use extreme caution if participating in any water activity and shoreline users are advised to stay well back from the water’s edge, especially along rocky shorelines or islands.

No beach accesses in the District of Tofino have been closed, however depending of the severity of the beach flooding, access to select beach accesses may be temporarily restricted to protect public safety.

Please respect any temporary closures and follow directions on any associated postings.

For more information, please visit:
•    Environment Canada Marine Forecast - https://weather.gc.ca/marine/
•    CoastSmart - http://coastsmart.ca

Information Contact:

District of Tofino Office
(T) 250 725 3229
(E) office@tofino.ca
Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00PM    

In an Emergency Contact:

Public Works Contact:

Public Works Emergency
(T) 250 726 7837