Increased Risk of Large Waves, Rip Currents at Bay Area Beaches

A beach hazards statement is in effect from 11 a.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service is warning Bay Area residents and visitors of an increased risk of rip currents and sneaker waves at beaches in the region because of a southerly swell hitting the coast between Monday and Wednesday.

Weather service officials said there is moderate confidence in the surf forecast that will primarily affect south-facing shorelines, with smaller impacts at southwest and west-facing beaches.

The increased swell is expected to dissipate late Wednesday morning and will continue to decrease later in the week, according to the weather service.

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