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Another long period of swell from a west northwest direction will bring high surf conditions to west and northwest facing beaches this weekend with the high surf likely to continue into late Sunday night.
The high swells bring with them an increased risk of large sneaker waves that can suddenly overrun previously dry beaches, jetties, and harbor walkways.
The large waves will make swimming and rock jetties dangerous, strong rip currents will increase the risk of drowning. Remember if you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore and always swim near a lifeguard.
Surf will continue to build through Saturday and is expected to peak Saturday at 6 to 9 feet. Local sets to 10 feet on exposed west facing beaches such as El Porto are expected Saturday through to Sunday morning.
While the surf will gradually subside throughout the day on Sunday, there is a chance that high surf could linger into Monday night.
The high surf advisory remains in effect until 9pm pst Sunday, however, additional large swells will potentially bring high surf conditions throughout next week.