Dangerous rip currents and high surf is expected at L.A. beaches this weekend.
Weather forecasters expect surf up to 6 or 7 feet along many L.A. and Ventura county beaches, with heights decreasing beginning Saturday. However, the rip current danger should persist, said Bill Hoffer, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
Along with relatively high surf and rip currents, Southern California should expect strong winds throughout much of the region and especially in canyons, passes and mountain areas, he said. In some places, gusts of up to 50 mph are expected, he said.