SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Weather officials are warning Bay Area residents to beware of high waves expected Sunday and Monday in coastal areas.
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard notice for waves and fast currents at beaches in the area from 1 p.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday.
If you’re going to the beach today, please be aware of the current hazards of sneakers and running water from an upcoming long-term swell. The waters can be calm but still dangerous. Never turn your back on the ocean! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/tCw89UY87g
– NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 23, 2022
Area covered includes: North Bay including Point Reyes National Seashore; San Francisco; Monterey Bay; and down the coast to Big Sur.
The statement warns seafarers of unusual conditions, where a calm ocean with long lulls between big waves is likely to knock unsuspecting seafarers off the coastal rocks. sea, overhangs and into the cold, restless ocean.
Forecasters predict initial 1- to 2-foot eccentric waves at 21 to 22 seconds possible Sunday morning, but the main risk comes with 3- to 6-foot waves at 17 to 20 seconds on Sunday afternoon to Monday morning.
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