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High Surf Advisory

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Large Swells, ‘Sneaker Waves’ Reported Off Northern California Coast

The National Weather Service posted a high-surf advisory for Northern California between Monterey and the Sonoma Coast because of large swells and so-called “sneaker waves.”

12/16/2013

A wave breaks on the Pacifica Pier (Erik Simonson)

National Weather Service: Beware Of Big Waves At Bay Area Beaches

Large waves have been hammering the San Francisco coastline and officials are warning all but the best of swimmers to stay out of the dangerous surf.

11/29/2013

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High Surf Advisory Extended For North Bay Coastline

That Valentine’s Day romantic stroll on the beach may have to wait, as a high-surf advisory has been extended through this afternoon for North Bay coastlines, according to the National Weather Service.

02/14/2012

First Big Storm Wallops Northern California; More Rain, Snow To Come

More rain and snow are on the way for Northern and Central California. The season’s first big storm arrived in the Bay Area in full force Friday night and created hazardous conditions along the coast and on the roads Saturday morning.

01/21/2012

Surfers ride wave during Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Mavericks Surfers Test The Waters As Contest Window Opens

Big wave surfers have descended upon the California coast for the Mavericks Surf Contest and are thrilled about the conditions.

01/07/2012