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7 Fatalities in 2019: 
3 Rip Currents, 3 High Surf, 1 Sneaker Wave


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NWS California Surf Deaths in 2018, see list below

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


Rip Currents
High Surf
Sneaker Wave
  • Lands End Beach
  • Monastery Beach
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Devil's Slide
  • Ocean Beach
  • Tomales Beach
  • Luffenholtz Beach