Where to watch king tides in Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ — Gary Griggs, professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and Rachel Kippen, executive director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey, suggest some of the best spots in Santa Cruz County observe the king tides in the coming days.

Griggs and Kippen are the authors of Our Ocean Backyard, a weekly alternating column published on Sundays in the Sentinel.

“One of the best places is Capitola Beach, on the west side is the Venetian Court where high tide may well overtop the low seawall and come up to their doors,” Griggs wrote in an email to the Sentinel.

Waddell Creek Beach, Greyhound Rock Beach and Scott Creek Beach were listed by Kippen as some of her top choices. “It is going to be quite the show,” Kippen wrote in an email.

Griggs listed prime time viewing as 9:27 a.m. Sunday, 10:07 a.m. Monday and 10:51 a.m. Tuesday.

Other prime spots in Santa Cruz County according to Griggs: East Cliff at Twin Lakes, Corcoran Lagoon, Moran Lake and the Rio del Mar Esplanade. Kippen mentioned Natural Bridges State Beach and Pleasure Point with the caveat that both are likely to experience large crowds.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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