The U.S. Coast Guard was monitoring a stolen 82-foot sailboat that ran aground in the surf in Pacifica Monday morning, an agency spokeswoman said.
The Coast Guard said a woman was swept out to sea by a large wave and drowned while walking with a friend and her dog on a Northern California beach.
A surfer who was stranded on a rock near the Cliff House restaurant Monday afternoon has been rescued, a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher said.
Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains are all in the forecast as Northern Californians brace for a weekend of wintry weather.
Rain has closed roads and prompted urban flood warnings Friday, and CBS 5′s Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno said it’s only the beginning.
A high surf advisory will go into effect Saturday evening and continue throughout the weekend along the Bay Area coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Amid growing anticipation of the Mavericks Surf Contest, the case of a former Maverick’s champion is among those shining a spotlight on an unhealthy element of the local surfing scene: methamphetamine abuse.
The three-month window for the Mavericks big wave surfing contest is open until March 31.
Actor Gerard Butler is OK after being rescued during filming for a movie at Mavericks, a treacherous surf break off the Half Moon Bay coast known for stories-high waves.
Surfing legend Kelly Slater won his record 11th Association of Surfing Professionals World Title Sunday for the second and final time.