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High surf advisory in effect for California's central Coast

In this stock photo, storm-generated waves pound Morro Bay jetty. The National Weather Services issued a high surf advisory for Friday along California's central Coast.
In this stock photo, storm-generated waves pound Morro Bay jetty. The National Weather Services issued a high surf advisory for Friday along California's central Coast.
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Forecasters have issued a high surf warning for the central Coast, saying beaches between Monterey and Sonoma counties could see waves up to 30 feet high.

The National Weather Service says the warning remains in effect through Friday afternoon.

They say that at some off-shore locations, including Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, one in 100 breakers could approach 55 feet.

KSBW reports big waves brought out surfers of all levels on Thursday but at least four people had to be plucked from the ocean off Capitola Beach after they couldn't handle the 20-foot high waves.