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BIG Storm Watching Alert Coming Up!

BIG Storm Watching Alert Coming Up!

Mon, Jan 15, 2018

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Top Photo Courtesy of Melisa Smith

"Get your cameras ready, pack your rain gear and come on over! This is definitely a bucket list experience. As always be safe out there, we recommend Shore Acres for the best and safest viewing spot." - The Mill Casino on Facebook

Watching the Pacific Ocean’s majestic fury and dramatic waves here on Oregon’s South Coast during the late fall and winter months is definitely “a thing”. The huge waves resulting from Pacific storms always put on quite a show to the delight of many storm watchers and photographers. We’re well into month #3 of winter “storm watching season” here on Oregon’s South Coast and Mother Nature has not disappointed!

In fact, we just got word that our first BIG Storm Watching alert of 2018 is coming this week starting with smaller waves Tuesday, January 16th and peaking on Thursday, January 18th. Waves are predicted get as high as 35 feet!

Make sure you pack these Storm Watching Essentials for the best experience and NEVER EVER turn your back to the ocean! Always watch from safe viewing areas like Shore Acres State Park which has a designated area just for ocean gazers and storm watchers offering magnificent views. On rainy days, there is a storm watching hut to keep visitors safe and dry. Storm watchers can also find a safe viewing area overlooking Bastendorff Beach and Sunset Bay State Park along Cape Arago Highway.

For inspiration, here are some of our favorite Winter Storm Posts we found from the past year on Instagram (reposted with permission).  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Follow these tips to stay safe & dry!

  • It can get pretty wet so make sure you pack quality rain gear to waterproof yourself and your loved ones. Light, waterproof jackets and sweaters help to keep the cool damp wind out.
  • Dress in layers as the temperature will fluctuate.
  • If you plan to hike and explore, we encourage you to also bring hiking boots (waterproof ones are the best).
  • You will most definitely want to snap some pics of the storm.  It is not a bad idea to invest in a quality digital camera that is completely waterproof.
  • Binoculars are also a good idea if you have them.
  • Bring money for parking at different destinations (it's $5 to park at Shore Acres).
  • Avoid bringing valuables that could be lost or damaged like small electronic devices and computers.

We are here to help you plan, get here, and enjoy your visit. Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about storm watching or any other activities on the Oregon Coast!

(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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