High Surf, Rip Currents Hit Local Beaches

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    NBC 7 San Diego

    High surf and rip currents are expected to hit local beaches over the long weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

    The elevated surf is likely to roll into beaches Saturday night, brought about by a long period swell generated by a storm off the coast of Japan.

    These conditions could create hazardous rip currents, minor beach erosion and possible coastal flooding. Danger to swimmers is also increased during this time.

    The NWS says these conditions should last through Monday afternoon, with the highest surf happening Sunday.

    Surf is expected to be mostly between four and six feet in San Diego County, with local sets of waves measuring eight feet south of Del Mar.

    The surf should gradually lower Monday through Wednesday, the NWS said.

    San Diego lifeguards told NBC 7 they’re anticipating lots of visitors Sunday at Mission Beach and other local beaches.
     

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