And this is why we don't have jails in the middle of the water any more (except in movies, shout out to Face/Off and Escape Plan). Rough waters have forced the Golden Gate National Parks to close Alcatraz, since boats might not be able to land.
Alcatraz closed at 11AM today due to rough water making it potentially dangerous to land the boat. Refunds or tickets another day available.— Alcatraz Island (@AlcatrazIsland) March 12, 2014
This isn't just an issue for tourists, as Golden Gate National Parks spokesperson Alexandra Picavet tells us that "Not only is the choppy Bay an issue, sneaker waves and strong rip currents are also forecast along our coast today and tomorrow."
So not only is it a terrible day for Nic Cage and Sean Connery to try to save San Francisco, it's also a bad time for splashing around at the beach. Be careful, surfers!