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Tides at Seal Rock, Oregon

We’ve got minus tides along the central Oregon coast this week; which means there will be extra high tides also.

This photo is at a normal high tide.

Seal Rock State Park Beach
Seal Rock State Park Beach

This is looking north from Hwy 101. There is a parking area and restroom at the State Park. You can see the pathway, in the distance, that goes from the parking area to the beach.

Backlit Wave at Seal Rock
Backlit Wave at Seal Rock
Calm seas at a normal high tide on Seal Rock State Park Beach
Calm seas at a normal high tide on Seal Rock State Park Beach

The next photos were taken at today’s minus tide from the same point.

Minus Tide on Seal Rock State Park Beach
Minus Tide on Seal Rock State Park Beach

We had rain, wind, hail and sunshine today!  Woo Hoo!  Minus tides are fun because you get to see some of the tidepools that aren’t usually visible.

Stormy minus tide at Seal Rock State Park Beach
Stormy minus tide at Seal Rock State Park Beach

Today’s minus tide was -1.2 and it will increase until Friday at -1.9; 6:03pm.  The high tides will increase to 10.3 on Friday at 11:17am.

I didn’t have my camera with me for today’s photos 😦  First time I’ve forgotten it in a long time.  I took these last two with my phone.