High Surf Slams Into Local Beaches

Waves could reach up to 10 feet or higher

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 1:53 PM PDT
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High surf and rip currents will affect San Diego beaches this week, according to the National Weather Service.

A large west swell is expected to impact the coast now through Saturday night. Surf will be highest on Friday, with wave height reaching up to 10 feet.

Strong rip currents in the area may also result in dangerous swimming conditions, warned NWS.

Waves will be between 5-7 feet today, with sets of 10 feet or higher on Friday.

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San Diego lifeguards are adding extra staffing for the high surf that's expected to hit the coastline.

While surfers are looking forward to the big waves, lifeguards are warning beginners to stay out of the water. They also want on-lookers to be extra careful along the rocks and jetties.

Surfer Tom Brooks said despite the rain, people went to the beaches by 6 a.m. to catch some good waves.

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