9450235_600x338SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  — The Bay Area saw spotty showers in some parts of the region on Saturday. But it’s the high surf that caused some big problems. West Cliff Road in Santa Cruz is down to just one lane and people are walking in the opposite lane. The sidewalk itself blocked off because a massive 10 foot by 10 foot sinkhole. It drops about another 40 feet to the ocean below. It was spotted at about 9:30 Saturday morning. Santa Cruz Public Works crews say the storm-whipped ocean washed huge rocks out of a beach cave that reaches toward the street. “The waves were strong enough to pull that rock out,” said Steve Wolfman an associate civil engineer with Santa Cruz Public Works. Police shut down a stretch of West Cliff Road at Woodrow Avenue all morning until public works crews could assess the danger. More