Massive waves hit Bay Area beaches

PACIFICA, Calif. (KGO) -- A High Surf Warning is in effect along the Bay Area coastline until 9 p.m.

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The National Weather Service says dangerous waves are expected to reach 25-40 feet high through the day. Breakers may occasionally exceed 50 feet at some spots along the coast, according to officials.

In Pacifica, people gathered on the Pacifica Pier to get a closer look.

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"I came out. I love to see the waves. It's neat," said Michael Lucero.

Dozens and dozens of people still walked along Beach Boulevard in Pacifica even though it was closed to traffic.

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A wave broke a window at the Moonraker Restaurant at Rockaway Beach.

Some people tried to get a view of the waves without getting wet.

"It's great. It's fantastic. It's like I'm a little kid again. This is really good," said Daly City resident Ashish Singh.

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Beach Boulevard will need a big cleanup of all the sand and rocks after the waves go down because the debris causes drainage issues.

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