The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Warning for coastal parts of the Bay Area on Friday.
The warning was in effect for San Francisco, the coastal North Bay including Point Reyes National Seashore, southern Monterey Bay and the Big Sur coast.
Breaking waves were estimated in the 25 to 35 feet range, and possibly exceeded 45 feet at some locations, according to the National Weather Service.
Large breaking waves along the coast will led to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping over large rocks and jetties. People were advised to remain away from the shoreline and stay off of rocks, jetties and beaches.
The National Weather Service warned surf zones were very dangerous due to strong currents and powerful breaking waves.
A High Surf Warning indicates dangerous, battering waves are expected to pound the shoreline and present potentially damaging and life-threatening conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
The Bay Area is recovering after a deadly and destructive storm that blew through the region on Wednesday. Two residents died as a result of fallen trees during the storm, which brought heavy rain and strong winds.
A 42-year-old transient in Oakland died around 5:25 p.m. when a tree fell on Caltrans property along Ardley Avenue near the Interstate Highway 580 overcrossing, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 52-year-old Mill Valley man died after being hit by a vehicle while trying to escape a falling tree branch in the area of Laverne and North Ferndale avenues in Marin County.
The rain and wind caused fallen vegetation, mudslides, floods and other problems that knocked out power to 82,608 PG&E customers in the area at the peak of the storm Wednesday night, according to the utility.
The storm has since left the region, but there is still a chance of rain later Friday and the weekend. The NWS on Friday reported the Bay Area has reached 85 to 95 percent of normal rainfall for this point in the season.
As of Thursday, Santa Rosa was at 93 percent of normal rainfall with 17.12 inches of rainfall year-to-date compared to a normal year-to-date of 18.35 inches.
San Francisco was at 91 percent of normal rainfall with 10.28 inches of rainfall year-to-date compared to a normal year-to-date of 11.33 inches.
San Jose was at 87 percent of normal rainfall with 5.90 inches of rainfall year-to-date compared to a normal year-to-date of 6.79 inches.
By next week, the weather in the Bay Area is expected to be clear with highs in the upper 50s, according to the National Weather Service.