When:
January 11, 2021 – January 12, 2021 all-day
2021-01-11T00:00:00-08:00
2021-01-13T00:00:00-08:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Emily Pomeroy
8314625660 x 3

Snap the shore, see the future! The California King Tides Project, organized by the California Coastal Commission, helps us visualize future sea level by encouraging community members to capture images at beaches along the coastline during the highest tides of the year.

Use your smart phone to participate in the Project by taking and uploading photos of king tides through the King Tides Photo Upload form. Start by choosing where you’ll go to take your photos and then look at the tide map below to find out what time and how high your king tides will be. Take your photos as near to high tide time as you can. Your photos will be displayed on an interactive map. Check back here starting on November 15 for a link to this year’s photos.

* LEARN HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR KING TIDES PHOTOS *

The most important thing to remember is to be safe! Take extra precautions when you walk on slippery areas or near big waves, and always be conscious of your surroundings and the weather conditions. Don’t turn your back on the ocean! Please be aware that shore birds may be taking refuge in areas above the tide line – don’t flush them out in the process of getting your shot.

Some of the most powerful images are taken in areas that are subject to flooding and erosion, and of places where high water levels can be gauged against familiar landmarks (such as cliffs, rocks, roads, buildings, bridge supports, sea walls, staircases, and piers).

In addition to uploading your photos, you can also share them on social media using #kingtides. We’ll be liking and sharing your posts throughout the King Tides season.

 

Tide times for Santa Cruz:

Jan. 11, 2021
high time/height: 8:01 AM / 6.45 ft.
low time/height: 3:29 PM / -1.39 ft.
Jan. 12, 2021
high time/height: 8:48 AM / 6.45 ft.
low time/height: 4:15 PM / -1.50 ft.

 

Tide times for Moss Landing:

Jan. 11, 2021
high time/height: 8:07 AM / 6.45 ft.
low time/height: 3:42 PM / -1.34 ft.
Jan. 12, 2021
high time/height: 8:54 AM / 6.45 ft.
low time/height: 4:28 PM / -1.44 ft.

 

Tide times for Monterey:

Jan. 11, 2021
high time/height: 8:07 AM / 6.65 ft.
low time/height: 3:40 PM / -1.41 ft.
Jan. 12, 2021
high time/height: 8:54 AM / 6.65 ft.
low time/height: 4:26 PM / -1.51 ft.