SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firefighters in San Francisco have suspended a search and rescue for a surfer who was thought to have disappeared at Ocean Beach Friday evening, according to authorities.

The San Francisco Fire Department tweeted out at 6:19 p.m. that units were searching for the surfer who reportedly disappeared in the area of Noriega and Great Highway.

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Shortly after 7 p.m., authorities tweeted that the search had been suspended.

The National Weather Service issued a warning on Thursday that large waves would create dangerous surf conditions along the Bay Area coastline through Friday afternoon.

The NWS said that it expected 12-14 foot-tall waves to crash into Bay Area beaches overnight, but will slowly decline overtime. But the long period of swells increases the potential for strong rip currents and sneaker waves.

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The large waves drew a number of surfers and onlookers on Thursday and Friday. Photographer Ian Burdzinski sent KPIX 5 the below footage that showed how big the surf was Friday morning.