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Warning For Monster ‘Sneaker Waves’ At Bay Area Beaches As Super Typhoon Nuri’s Effects Linger

“Do not turn your back to the sea”–
Powerful “sneaker waves” and concurrent rip tides will create extremely dangerous conditions at Bay Area beaches Wednesday and Thursday as the remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri send powerful swells toward the California Coast, prompting the National Weather Service to declare a Beach Hazard Warning.

11/12/2014

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Fisherman Drowns, Swept To Sea By Big Wave At Rodeo Beach; Another Rescued

One man drowned and another man was rescued after waves swept them into the ocean in the Marin Headlands Sunday afternoon.

10/12/2014

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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

Man with boy take cover as a wave crashes over the seawall near the Pacifica Municipal Pier.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Surf, Sneaker Waves Forecast For Bay Area Beaches Over Holiday

Anyone planning to take a walk on the beach on Thanksgiving should expect higher-than-normal surf, as a seasonal swell is forecast to hit Bay Area coastlines this week, a weather forecaster said Tuesday.

11/26/2013

Man with boy take cover as a wave crashes over the seawall near the Pacifica Municipal Pier.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sneaker Waves, Strong Surf Warnings For Bay Area Coast

Forecasters were warning beachgoers along the Northern California coast to be careful of sneaker waves, large surf and strong currents.

10/21/2013

Man with boy take cover as a wave crashes over the seawall near the Pacifica Municipal Pier.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Warning: Big Surf Heading For NorCal Coast

Some big waves are headed toward the Northern California coast this evening, and the National Weather Service is warning fishermen and beachgoers to stay back from the water through Tuesday afternoon.

10/20/2013

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