Tag Archives: Big Lagoon

Sneaker waves and why you should avoid the beach today and this weekend

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Big, fat ocean swells have spurred the National Weather Service to issue a sneaker wave warning for this afternoon through Sunday. Wide swells with periods of 20 seconds will build to four to six feet this afternoon, according to the NWS. On Saturday the swells will grow to nine to

Big rig flips, spills potting soil

California Highway Patrol BIG LAGOON – A tractor trailer overturned near Big Lagoon on Wednesday, March 11, spilling its load of potting soil on the roadway. At approximately 3:10 p.m. Richard Hamilton was driving a 1999 Peterbilt tractor towing a 1997 Raven flatbed trailer loaded with pallets of potting soil. The tractor/trailer combination was traveling

Tragedy at Big Lagoon

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office BIG LAGOON – A 3-year-old toddler died after drowning Monday, Dec. 8 at Big Lagoon. At about 3:05 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a missing toddler at the Big Lagoon County Park north of Trinidad. Deputies were immediately dispatched including Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel. 

Truck Flips Over At Big Lagoon

BIG LAGOON – A loaded semi-truck overturned early Sunday evening, June 22, on the curvy section of U.S. Highway 101 on the north side of Big Lagoon. At approximately 5:45 p.m., Pedro Uribe of Manteca was driving a loaded semi-truck and trailer northbound when he allowed the truck to leave the roadway. The truck overturned

DOG DANGER! Blue-green algae warning issued

(The following was submitted by the Department of Health & Human Services.) Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are warning recreational users of the South Fork Eel, Van Duzen, Klamath and Mattole rivers, Big Lagoon, Freshwater Lagoon and all other freshwater bodies to avoid contact with algae this summer.

Free Kayak Demo Day!

Adventure’s Edge is teaming up with Explore North Coast to offer a free Kayak Demo Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Big Lagoon. You can test out some of the kayaks Adventure’s Edge has in its store and many  members of Explore North Coast will offer up their own kayaks

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Gregory Kuljian – November 26, 2012

“This unfortunate and tragic event is a reminder of the ruthlessness and unrelenting power of the ocean here along the northern California coast,” said Lt. Bernie Garrigan, the Group Humboldt Bay public affairs officer. “With the holiday season upon us and more people out for walks along the beach, it is critically important to maintain situational awareness and stay away from the surf which can quickly build and catch people off guard.”