SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Emergency officials are warning Bay Area residents to steer clear of the beach on Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning along the coast from Sonoma County through Monterey County.
The warning takes effect on Sunday at 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday.
Some areas could see waves exceeding 50 ft high.
Meteorologists say those conditions will bring an increased risk of rip currents and sneaker waves.
Large waves 🌊coming to area beaches Sunday afternoon through Tuesday, then again Thursday. Peak waves will be Monday morning 🌄 with breakers in the 30'-40'+ range.— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) December 16, 2018
Enjoy from a distance. 🔭#cawx #surf #safety #oceanwise #NeverTurnYourBackOnTheOceanhttps://t.co/D3uOcAYxEe
HIGH SURF WARNING continues in effect along the coast from Sonoma County through Monterey County 9 AM Sun to 9 PM Mon.— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) December 15, 2018
STAY WELL BACK FROM THE OCEAN OR RISK CERTAIN DEATH. pic.twitter.com/VNroxlXdJs
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