The King Tides on the Oregon Coast occur several times during the winters. During the last King Tide in January I was at Nye Beach and saw a research buoy in the parking lot on a flat bed truck at the Nye Beach Turn around. The 30 – 40 ft. waves were too much for the buoy and it ended up on the beach. It was rescued and would be repaired and placed back in the water. This is a clear reminder of just how powerful the Pacific Ocean is!