King tides are the highest of the high tides and are the best way to visualize what our shoreline will look like in the future as sea levels start to rise.  These pictures will be used to help raise awareness of the impacts of Sea Level Rise to our Oceans, Waves and Beaches.

Ideal photos will depict the ocean encroaching on man-made structures like roads, seawalls and buildings.

Some good examples of pictures can be found at: http://california.kingtides.net/

King Tide Dates and Times

King tides in California are planned for:

  • Dec 21, Dec 22, Dec 23, 2014
  • Jan 19, Jan 20, Jan 21, 2015
  • Feb 17, Feb 18, Feb 19, 2015

Check out the tide calendar for the exact times at your local beach:

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.html?gid=235

How to Enter

To enter, email your photos to brad@surfridersd.org no later than February 23rd.  All photos will be posted on the San Diego SurfRider Facebook page and the photo with the most likes will be the winner.

What you’ll win:

The owner of the photo with the most Facebook likes will receive a variety of SurfRider swag and their photo posted on the San Diego SurfRider website.

To learn more about Sea Level Rise and how San Diego is preparing for it: