Heavy surf Saturday caused damage and minor injuries along the Central California coast.
In Santa Barbara County, strong waves sent water crashing into a beachside restaurant in Goleta. The manager of the Beachside Bar-Cafe on the Goleta Pier told KEYT-TV that one of his employees was swept out into the ocean and underneath the pier, where he was able to get out of the water. Another employee was pushed back inside the restaurant by a rogue wave but was not seriously hurt.
A fierce wave also broke the windows at a nearby beachside restaurant, the Moby Dick at the Santa Barbara Pier.
At the north end of Monterey Bay, strong waves apparently broke through the foundation of a seaside home, creating a blowhole on the driveway and shooting water over the roof.
Also, a stretch of the oceanfront drive in Santa Cruz was shut down Saturday after a large sinkhole appeared in a cliff, opening the roof of a cave where homeless people have lived. Authorities said public works was investigating.