Waves were big at Nelscott Beach Thursday, Dec. 12, in line with a National Weather Service advisory predicting dangerous surf conditions from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lincoln City locals and tourists watched from a safe distance as waves ran up the beach at SW 35th Street public access, crashing into the rocks where Joe the Sea Lion stands guard.
A couple enjoying their anniversary — who said they come to Lincoln City every year — were delighted by the high surf and considered it a gift. They took a selfie with the waves crashing behind them.
Two local men stood and watched the breakers, their dog not wanting to have any part of it as he sat 20 feet away from the stairs leading down to the beach. The men commented how Thursday’s surf “wasn’t like last year or even two years ago, when the surf lifted a giant log onto a nearby neighbor’s yard.”
National Weather Service Portland reminds us to please keep off logs and stay off the beach as an increased chance for sneaker waves is present.