High Surf Hits Venice Beach



The big waves are back and the National Weather Service has issued another high surf advisory saying surf between 6 and 10 feet, with maximum set of 12 feet, is expected to pound the L.A. County Coast today, continuing until at least early Tuesday afternoon.Surf Waves Steve Christensen Photo - 6

“The large surf may cause minor beach erosion and strong rip currents that will create a risk of ocean drowning. Sneaker waves can suddenly overrun previously dry beaches and jetties,'” the NWS statement said. “Minor coastal flooding is possible around times of high tide for low-lying areas, such as beach parking lots.”

The highest surf in L.A. County is expected at west- and northwest-facing beaches. Sswimmers are warned to watch for dangerous rip currents, swim close to a lifeguard tower, and if caught in a strong current remember to swim parallel to the shore until free.

Also in today’s forecast is a 20 percent chance of rain in Los Angeles
County this afternoon. Similar conditions are expected Tuesday, but temperatures will be a few degrees warmer Wednesday.