Get Ready For Massive King Tide Waves On The Oregon Coast This Weekend

At the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Photo via Oregon King Tides via Flickr CC2.

There’s nothing that excites me more than a good storm on the coast, and of course magnificent king tides. As we reported last month, king tides will be happening this weekend. King tides are the highest tides of the year, and often call for high surf warnings or advisories, so keep this in mind if you venture out.

“A king tide is a non-scientific term,” Meg Reed tells KGW, coastal shores specialist at the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. “The scientific term is Perigean Spring Tide. They’re naturally occurring tidal cycles that

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