The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf advisory warning of large swells, strong rip currents and possible sneaker waves along the Sonoma Coast and points south through Sunday.

The advisory includes a warning against North and Central Coast beach visitors turning their backs on the waves, and suggests beach-goers avoid climbing or fishing from rocks or jetties.

A storm pushing toward British Columbia is behind the strong northwest swell expected to hit Sunday morning, with waves building through the day.

The high surf advisory is in effect from 5 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.