By Bay City News Service
Hazardous conditions along Bay Area coastlines are expected to continue through Tuesday afternoon, and the National Weather Service is advising beachgoers to use caution.
A beach hazards warning went into effect Sunday night and will remain in place until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Dangerous surf conditions have been reported at beaches from Sonoma County to southern Monterey County.
Weather experts are advising people to watch out for sneaker waves, which have the potential to wash the unsuspecting person on shore out into the ocean.
Sneaker waves are particularly dangerous because they occur without warning. According to the National Weather Service, sneaker waves kill several people each year.
Fishermen and others have been advised to stay away from rocks and jetties.
The weather service is also warning about rip currents.
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