Surf Advisory 12/9
"Sadly we have tragic accidents because people don't understand and appreciate the power of the ocean," said Southern Marin Fire Battalion Chief Matt Bouchard.
Tragedy was averted Tuesday off the Marin Headlands, where 25 foot waves were breaking 16 seconds apart. A mayday call came in, from two people on a jet ski in distress. They had been towing surfers offshore to an area known as the Potato Patch when the tow rope tangled in the jet ski propulsion. Adrift for 90 minutes, they were perilously close to the surf zone when they were spotted and rescued.
As a reminder, there's a surf advisory in place. Please never turn your back to the ocean as these waves are powerful and strong. Remain away from the water and stay off coastal jetties.
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