As we go into the winter season the threat for sneaker waves along the Northwest California coastline will increase. Wednesday and Thursday (December 5th and 6th) of this week happen to be days when there will be a greater risk of sneaker waves along our coast. Among the tips from the experts: Choose your beach well. Steep beaches are particularly dangerous. Avoid Rocks and Jetties. Rocks and jetties can give a false sense of security but sneaker waves can overtop them without warning. Closely supervise children at all times. Stay much farther back from the water than you might think is necessary. Never turn your back on the ocean. Don’t go in after your dog. Dogs that are pulled into the surf almost always get out on their own while their human rescuers usually do not.