Predicted swells higher than 15 feet along the San Mateo County Coast triggered the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a high surf advisory Wednesday evening. The advisory is scheduled to be in effect until 11 p.m. on Friday.
The swells are projected to be between 13 - 16 ft., with periods of 15 to 16 seconds between wave peaks, according to the NWS. The advisory states that these conditions "will create a dangerous near shore environment," and that area beaches should experience rip currents in the surf zone, along with localized beach erosion. Minor coastal flooding might also occur.
Those working on cleaning up damage caused by the recent tsunami are advised by the NWS to stay aware of local forecasts during this time period and "take the appropriate precautions."
Other areas included in the advisory are the Point Reyes National Seashore, Northern and Southern Monterey Bay, and the Big Sur Coast.