A High Surf Advisory for the Central Coast has been issued by the National Weather Service, which is in effect from 2:00am to noon Saturday. Seas 11-13 feet today will build to 20-24 feet early Saturday morning. Surf 15-18 feet today will build to 28-32 feet early Saturday morning. Large breaking waves along the coast will lead to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic, unpredictable and carry ocean debris like large logs with them. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and turbulent ocean waters.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.