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Weather Service Warns Of Rip Currents, Sneaker Waves In Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement Monday for parts of the coastal Bay Area including San Francisco, Sonoma and southern Monterey counties.

10/20/2014

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

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

San Fran Beaches - Thinkstock

Seasonal Swell Prompts Coastline Warning For Bay Area Beaches

Anyone planning to take a walk on the beach on Christmas should keep an eye on the surf, as a seasonal swell is forecast to hit Bay Area coastlines over the next couple of days.

12/25/2013

Man with boy take cover as a wave crashes over the seawall near the Pacifica Municipal Pier.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Surf, Sneaker Waves Forecast For Bay Area Beaches Over Holiday

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.

11/26/2013

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

(Don Montgomery/CBS 5)

Window Opens For Mavericks Surf Contest In Half Moon Bay

The time window for the Mavericks big-wave surfing contest off the Northern California coast has officially opened.

11/09/2012

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

High Surf Advisory For Bay Area Beaches

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.

03/31/2012

high surf pier, child

High Surf Advisory Extended For North Bay Coastline

That Valentine’s Day romantic stroll on the beach may have to wait, as a high-surf advisory has been extended through this afternoon for North Bay coastlines, according to the National Weather Service.

02/14/2012

Surfer catches a wave at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (AP)

Powerful Swells Expected To Hit California Coast This Week

Those heading to the beach over the Labor Day weekend may want to take some extra precautions, as heavy swells are expected to hit the California Coast.

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