Navigate our Local Beaches Safely
With the recent drowning of an 8-year-old girl, parents are wondering if it is safe to take their children to the ocean. James Strong, a local parent who says he’s been surfing Northern California for over 30 years and Humboldt for over 20, put together this video to explain what to look for when choosing a beach for your kids.
In the video, he points out what local beaches to be particularly wary of—Black Sands in Shelter Cove, Klamath River Beach near the mouth of the Klamath, Big Lagoon Beach, and Centerville Beach near Ferndale. Those are the most dangerous but Agate Beach, Freshwater Beach, Stone and Dry Lagoon beaches are also of concern. He talks about what makes them dangerous and how to tell when they are safer.