Seaside Oregon Tide Chart
Seaside OR Tides
With one of the longest and biggest beaches on the Oregon Coast, the Seaside Beach has plenty of sandy ground to go around. Despite its large size, it is always important to watch the tides and ensure you won’t be surprised once you arrive at the beach. Whether you’re planning a fun day on shore, or want to try your hand at digging razor clams, put safety first and keep yourself up to date with the tide schedule, and changes. Check out our tide table below to see the days tides – the highs, the lows, and the times they are expected to occur.
Practicing Beach Safety
Although a high tide (usually) doesn’t eat up all of the available space on the beach, it is important to know when you are visiting during a tide change, or at the peak of high tide. When the water rises the untouched shoreline gets smaller and safety risks surge. While it is completely safe to play on the beach at high tide, you should know that there are risks associated when visiting at high tide. As for low tides, there are minimal risks that are not concurrent with general ocean risks.
Shore breaks can occur during high tide. Shore break usually occurs when heavy surf conditions cause large waves to break on the beach with little no water running under them, and with little to no warning. Shore break is particularly dangerous for swimmers or kids closer to shore because their sheer power can slam them onto the ground (sand) where there is no water to act as a cushion.
Sneaker waves and rip tides are two things that can happen at both high, and low tide, but chances of being caught in one or the other are increased when the tide is high. A “Sneaker Wave” (Also known as a King Wave, or Sleeper Wave) is exactly what it sounds like – a wave that sneaks up on you. Because they are typically so much bigger than preceding waves, sneaker waves put anybody close to the shoreline at risk -, especially during high tide. A good way to avoid one of these guys sneaking up on you is to never turn your back to the ocean. Because of their unpredictability, you literally have to keep an eye out for these suckers or one could easily wash you, your dog, or a child away within a split second. “Riptides” or “Rip Currents” account for about 80% of all surf beach lifeguard rescues in the U.S. – that means these are very common! Luckily, these ones are a little easier to stay away from than sneaker waves. Riptides are channeled currents of water that flow away from shore. These are usually easily spotted because of the way it splits approaching waves in two. If you happen to get caught in one, simply swim parallel to the shore and swim back to land at an angle.
Check out our Seaside Oregon Tide Table below to keep up to date with the day’s tides. Remember – the chart breaks up low and high tides (and what time(s) they occur) and the number with a +, or -, depicts how far below, or above that tide is than the average low/high tide.
When digging razor clams on the Oregon coast, remember – the lower the tide, the better your chances of spotting them! Make sure you are paying attention to tide times as they vary greatly day by day. Check out our tide chart for Seaside below to plan your beach trip today!
This info and data sources are recorded from the tide station located on Seaside 12th Avenue Bridge over the Necanicum River
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