Gale advisory issued for Central Coast waters

The National Weather Service has issued a gale advisory for the waters off the Central Coast effective through 4 a.m. Sunday.

The advisory covers the waters between Point Piedras Blancas north of Cambria and about 60 miles west.

Forecasters expect northwest winds 25 knots to 30 knots, with frequent gusts to 35 knots.

The Weather Service advises that boaters who aren’t experienced or who don’t have properly equipped vessels avoid the seas and seek safe harbor.