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High Surf May Cause Hazardous Rip Currents in San Diego

The rip currents could endanger swimmers, forecasters said. Minor beach erosion could also be possible.

Elevated surf expected along the San Diego County coast later today could lead to hazardous rip currents and minor beach erosion, forecasters said.   

Surf of mostly between 4 and 6 feet was expected on exposed west-facing beaches with local set of up to 8 feet south of Del Mar, according to the National Weather Service.

“A long period swell generated by a storm off the coast of Japan will arrive in the Southern California coastal waters around sunset today and continue through Monday,” the NWS advisory said. “This will result in elevated surf heights and stronger and more persistent rip currents.”   

The rip currents could endanger swimmers, forecasters said. Minor beach erosion could also be possible.   

The highest surf was forecast for Sunday and should gradually lower Monday through Wednesday, the NWS advisory said. 

—City News Service

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