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Hazardous Beach Conditions Expected Sunday Along Bay Area Coast

A hazards alert went into effect at 8 a.m. Sunday morning for beaches facing south along the coasts of Marin and Santa Cruz counties, according to the National Weather Service.

05/03/2015

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Great Surf Weather Arrives With An Added Warning For Beach Goers

KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air. Q: Roberta, I heard you say something about large surf? What gives? – Greg Williams, San Francisco A: SURF’S UP! […]

04/16/2015

NASA artist's impression of what waves on Titan might look like (Image from NASA video)

6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien Wave

With all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose — where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a “wet suit” to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up…

03/23/2015

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Sneaker Waves, Strong Rip Currents Warning Issued For Bay Area Beaches This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.

02/12/2015

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High-Surf Advisory With 15 Foot Waves In Effect For Bay Area Beaches As Storm Approaches

Anyone planning to take advantage of warmer temperatures this weekend with a trip to the beach should heed a high-surf advisory issued for the Bay Area coastline where large swells and rip tides are expected, the National Weather Service announced Wednesday.

01/21/2015

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Bay Area Surfer Finds High School Ring 35 Years Later

A San Francisco Bay Area man who lost a ring while surfing in the ocean 35 years ago had it returned to him by a treasure hunter.

01/08/2015

HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Tyler Fox rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Drone Video Captures Power, Fury Of Mavericks Big Wave Wipeouts

The Mavericks break off of the San Mateo Coast is a destination for big-wave surfers, but even they have trouble handling the massive swells outside of Pillar Point Harbor.

01/06/2015

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Extreme Surf Slams California Coast, Floods Mill Valley Roads During ‘King Tide’

A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores, creating a coastal flood advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday.

12/22/2014

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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

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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

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