“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.
One man drowned and another man was rescued after waves swept them into the ocean in the Marin Headlands Sunday afternoon.
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.”
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.
Forecasters were warning beachgoers along the Northern California coast to be careful of sneaker waves, large surf and strong currents.
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.