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18 Fatalities in 2017: 
6 High Surf, 4 Rip Current, 3 Other, 3, Unknown


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NWS California Surf Deaths

rip current fatality Rip Currents
high surf fatality High Surf
sneaker wave fatality location Sneaker Waves
other, longshore wave Other
other surf death Unknown


High Surf
Rip Currents
Sneaker Wave Other Unknown
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Morro Bay
  • Ocean Beach
  • Pebble Beach: 2
  • Mission Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Goat Rock State Park
  • Monastery State Beach
  • Schoolhouse Beach
  • Bowling Ball Beach
  • College Cove
  • Shelter Cover
  • Bolsa chica State Park
  • San Francisco (Ocean Beach)
  • Mitchell's Cove