Surf

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

Ceremonies Mark Opening Of Mavericks Surf Competition Window

Top big wave surfers will gather north of Half Moon Bay Friday afternoon for the opening ceremonies in the Body Glove Mavericks Invitational presented by GoPro, according to event organizers.

10/25/2013

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

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

Body Glove Signs On As Sponsor Of Mavericks Surf Competition

Although the waves haven’t yet reached their desired height for the famous Mavericks big-wave surf contest, organizers have announced a multi-year title sponsorship agreement with surf brand Body Glove.

10/16/2013

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

2 Women Swept Out To Sea At Bonny Doon Beach Near Santa Cruz

Authorities say two women died and two men had to be rescued after a wave swept them into the water at a Santa Cruz-area beach.

07/01/2013

The Coast Guard monitors a sailboat which ran aground in shallow water near Pacifica State Beach, March 4, 2013. (CBS)

2 Sausalito Yacht Theft Suspects Freed, 3rd To Be Charged

Two of three people arrested on suspicion of stealing a yacht from Sausalito were set to be released from jail just days after the vessel ran aground in Pacifica.

03/06/2013

A man who was on a stolen sailboat that ran aground off Linda Mar Beach is taken away by Pacifica Police. (CBS)

Stolen Sailboat Runs Aground In Pacifica Surf; 3 Arrested

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.

03/04/2013

A Coast Guard crew on the San Francisco Bay. (CBS)

Woman Swept Out To Sea Drowns Near Shelter Cove

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.

01/28/2013

Stranded Surfer

Stranded Surfer Rescued From Rock Near Cliff House In SF

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.

01/21/2013

A car drives across a flooded road near Healdsburg. (George Rose/Getty Images)

NorCal Storms Heavy Rain, High Surf, Sierra Snow Just Ahead Of Christmas

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.

12/22/2012

A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Storms Bring Significant Rain, Wind To Bay Area Ahead Of Christmas

Rain has closed roads and prompted urban flood warnings Friday, and CBS 5’s Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno said it’s only the beginning.

12/21/2012

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