area selection is based on the proximity of surfers to the beach/pier area on
a typical day of surfing and their ability to reach those area where
historically pier wash-off and rip current emergency incidents have occurred.On a typical surfing day waves range from 4
to 8 feet from the S/SW.
On NW/W days
surfers would likely be further to the south and too distant to affect a
Area P-3 was the
site of the only documented surfer-assisted Coast Guard rescue when Anne
Sondorp was washed off the south pier on October 7, 1974.