Caution urged for Sunday beachgoers

  • A California State Park's ranger watches as a woman runs from the surf at Wright's Beach, Saturday Nov. 7, 2009 north of Bodega Bay. She was told not to get to close to the water because of the high surf.(Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2009

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.

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