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Many ships have wrecked on the California coast.
Point Reyes Beach, Point Reyes NS, CA (1966).
Dangerous currents, often erroneously referred to as undertow, menace swimmers at many beaches.
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA (1991).
Major storms may drive the fishing fleet into harbor, but also provide challenging conditions for surfers.
Point Piños, Pacific Grove, CA (1985).