SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A high surf advisory was in affect Wednesday along the Bay Area coastline, with coastal residents being warned about destructive wave.

An earlier fog advisory for Bay Area coast and valleys expired at 9 a.m.

PHOTOS: Bay Area High Surf Conditions

Along the coast spanning from the North Bay’s Point Reyes National Seashore to southern Monterey Bay, the high surf advisory was in place until 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Westerly swells between 13 and 16 feet are expected through the afternoon, with the largest swells crashing onto beaches early this morning, weather officials said.

According to the NWS, shoreline areas will be dangerous Wednesday with strong rip currents and possible sneaker waves.

Local beaches face possible erosion because of big waves, weather officials said.

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