Giant 20 to 24-foot-waves will hit Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino County shores this evening, and should continue throughout tomorrow morning.

The National Weather Service of Eureka forecasts that northerly and westerly beaches will see the largest waves. The NWS also advises beachgoers to avoid the jetties and enjoy the surf from a safe distance.

NWS of Eureka:

High surf returns to the coast of California tonight with 20 to 24 foot breakers forecast for the Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino coasts.

Breaker heights will increase late this evening and then continue through Tuesday morning with northerly and westerly beaches seeing the largest waves.

Large surf is turbulent and dangerous so beachgoers should stay farther back from the surf and off of jetties or rocks. Enjoy from a distance!