Sonoma County

High Surf Advisory in Effect Until Thursday Morning

Rough waves remain a risk to beachgoers and marine operators through late Tuesday afternoon across Bay Area coastlines, according to the National Weather Service.

Despite a High Surf Warning ending on Monday night, meteorologists have set a High Surf Advisory from the north end of Sonoma County to the southern end of Monterey County until 3 a.m. Thursday.

Swells are expected to come from the west-northwest at 16-to-20 feet every 17-to-19 seconds, according to meteorologists, and will produces break waves of up to 20-to-30 feet and possibly larger ones at break points.

Meteorologists expect the wave energy to subside as the day progresses, but the waves may produce localized beach erosion or coastal flooding.

The Mavericks Challenge surfing contest won’t happen this week, but that didn’t stop surfers from shredding the massive waves Monday. 
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