Dangerous high surf pounds Bay Area beaches

PACIFICA, Calif. (KGO) -- The pounding rain may be gone, but the Bay Area is still seeing the effects of El Nino. A High Surf Warning will be in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday.

Waves 15 to 20 feet high crashed over Pacifica Pier. The pier was closed and Beach Boulevard was blocked off to traffic, except for residents.



The high surf makes for very dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents. A Coastal Flood Advisory was in effect. At high tide, low lying roads, trails, park and ride lots, tidal flats and coastal underpasses all risked flooding.

The best advice if you're out at the beach is to never turn your back on the ocean.



High surf is also happening up the coast in San Francisco. Strong waves have been crashing onto a road at Fort Point.



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