Surf

North Pacific storm waves as seen from the M/V NOBLE STAR, winter, 1989
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/wea00816.jpg (NOAA)

Waves Approaching 40 Feet, Gale Warning Offshore, 35+ MPH Winds On Land As Next Wave Of Storms Slams Into California

A gale warning in offshore waters is in effect through Friday night as some swells could rise to nearly 40 feet and winds roar above 46 miles per hour while on the coast, powerful surf above 15 feet and gale-force winds will pummel California again.

12/15/2014

(CBS SF)

High Surf Advisory With 20-Foot Waves In Effect For Friday

Thursday’s powerful storm is generating big waves along the Bay Area coast, calling for a high surf advisory until 4 p.m. Friday.

12/12/2014

(Getty Images)

20-Foot Waves To Wallop Bay Area Coast During ‘Storm Of The Decade’

A powerful storm system described by forecasters as the “storm of the decade” is expected to whip up large and dangerous surf along the Bay Area’s coastline Thursday through Saturday.

12/08/2014

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

60-Year Old Man Surfing With His Son Drowns At Linda Mar Beach In Pacifica

A 60-year-old man drowned at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica while surfing with his son on Monday, a police captain said.

11/04/2014

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

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

Weather Service Warns Of Hazardous Waves Along Coast Through Sunday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement in effect for some coastal areas in the Bay Area due to high surf and strong rip currents.

10/12/2014

Ocean Beach Erosion

Planners Seek Public Comment On Plan To Restore SF Ocean Beach

Project planners are seeking public comment on a plan to abate erosion and close the Great Highway at Ocean Beach south of Sloat Blvd. in San Francisco.

10/05/2014

A general view of the Malibu ocean and beach atmosphere during huge swells generated by hurricane Marie Reach on August 27, 2014 in Malibu, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Waves From Hurricane Marie Heading To Bay Area, But Not The Monsters Than Clobbered Southern California

The monster waves battering Southern California generated by Hurricane Marie were forecast to move into Northern California over the weekend and Monday, generating increased wave heights, but likely not the 15-foot breakers that damaged homes and piers.

08/28/2014

Alex Martins competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Surf Competition Getting Makeover Under New Ownership

The Mavericks surf contest is getting a makeover this year under new ownership that hopes to make the annual big wave event in Half Moon Bay into a spectacle watched around the world.

06/24/2014

Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

High Surf Advisory Issued For Bay Area Beaches

Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area were advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Sunday.

04/20/2014

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