SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - King tides made for a soggy morning in parts of the Bay Area on Sunday.
At high tide, there was flooding along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, prompting the port of San Francisco to close Pier 14 and a lane of traffic.
The naturally-occurring event brought people to the waterfront to see the rising water
"We wandered over because it's kind of cool," said San Francisco resident Shamala Carlson.
"I think it's great fun. I don't know I'm hoping to see some sharks floating around, who knows," said San Francisco resident Tom Carlson.
King tides happen when there's a gravitational pull between the sun and moon. Early Sunday morning, pillars were seen poking out of the bay near the ferry building. By sunrise, they were completely underwater. Seven-foot tides hit just after 10 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory from 8 a.m. through noon.