Deadly High Surf Conditions Bring Monster Breakers, Strong Rip Tides And Sneaker Waves To Ocean BeachesThe turbulent waters of the Pacific Ocean, whipped up by weather systems hundreds of miles north of the San Francisco Bay Area, triggered a beach hazards warning Sunday morning, bringing with it the threat of deadly rip tips and sneaker waves.
North Bay Rescue Crews on Alert Following Weekend High Surf AdvisoryRecent high-surf-related fatalities are prompting Sonoma County rescue authorities to issue an emphatic appeal to the public to exercise caution when venturing near the coast this weekend.
Pacifica Municipal Pier Closed For A Month Due To Tide, High Surf DamageThe Municipal Pier in Pacifica will be closed for at least a month after large tides and pounding waves from high surf damaged a 40-foot section of its deck and concrete railing.
UPDATE: Woman Still Missing After Being Swept Into Ocean At Pescadero BeachOne woman remains missing Monday after being swept out to sea Sunday afternoon at Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County.
Massive Swells Capsize Sailboats At Mouth Of Santa Cruz Harbor; 12 Children Rescued From Turbulent SeasA massive swell, kicked up by storms out in the Pacific Ocean, capsized several small sailboats 'like dominoes' at the mouth of the Santa Cruz Harbor Sunday afternoon, forcing marine rescue units and local surfers to pull 12 children who were taking part in a sail school from the turbulent, frigid waters.
Coast Guard Rescue Efforts Launched After Wild Waves Draw Sightseers to Hazardous BeachesSunday morning, the National Weather Service put out an alert for high surf on Bay Area beaches, warning people to stay away. But people flocked to the shoreline anyway and at least two people have been pulled into the wild waves.
Warning Issued For Deadly Sneaker Waves Along San Francisco Bay Area Ocean Beaches Storm systems churning to life out in the Pacific have sent large northwest swells crashing onto San Francisco Bay Area ocean beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey, triggering a warning from the National Weather Service to beachgoers to be on the alert for deadly sneaker waves and strong rip tides.
UPDATE Big Waves Cause Erosion Damage To Street Near Pacifica PierThe huge waves pounding Bay Area coastlines during recent weeks are taking their toll, with damage forcing crews to repair a street near the Pacifica Pier.
High Surf Advisory Along The Coast; Surfers Await 20-25 Foot Monster Waves At Mavericks A storm front moved toward the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday morning, kicking up a large northwest swell that could trigger 20-25 foot waves at the legendary Mavericks surf break off the San Mateo County coast.
VIDEO: World's Most Talented Surfers Ride 'Out Of Control Huge' 3-Story Monster Waves At MavericksHigh surf conditions along the Northern California coast drew some of the world's most talented surfers to Mavericks on Tuesday, where 30–to-40 foot waves were breaking, just off Pillar Point.
High Surf Hazard Warning Issued for Bay Area Beaches Monday, TuesdayThe National Weather Service has issued a warning of hazardous conditions Monday and Tuesday along the coastline of Northern California.
Search For Surfer Thought To Have Disappeared At Ocean Beach SuspendedFirefighters 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.
Ocean Swell Creates Dangerous Beach Conditions Along Northern California CoastA persistent ocean swell is creating dangerous conditions along the coast from Sonoma County to Big Sur, according to the National Weather Service.
Video: Winter Storm Brings High Surf – And Surfers – To TahoeOn Wednesday, the north shore of Lake Tahoe looked more like the ocean as a winter storm moved in. Courtesy Peter Spain Photography
High Surf Advisory Issued For Entire Bay Area CoastlineBay Area beach goers should be wary of dangerous surf conditions starting Thursday at noon due to a large storm in the Gulf of Alaska, according to the National Weather Service.