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High Surf Advisory For Bay Area Beaches

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PACIFICA, CA - FEBRUARY 08: A wave breaks on the Pacifica Pier (credit: Erik Simonson)

PACIFICA, CA – FEBRUARY 08: A wave breaks on the Pacifica Pier (credit: Erik Simonson)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A high surf advisory will go into effect Saturday evening and continue throughout the weekend along the Bay Area coast, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning about big waves and swells goes into effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and is set to expire 5 a.m. Monday along the coastal North Bay, the San Francisco-Peninsula coast and southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur coasts.

Weather officials said swells are expected to range from 15 to 20 feet with steep breakers reaching up to 22 feet in some locations.

Strong rip currents are also expected, along with large breakers.

Fishermen should avoid fishing off rocks and jetties and keep an eye on the ocean, weather officials advised.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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