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High Surf Arrives in Advance of El Nino Storm

Beachgoers can expect sets up to 10 feet with the biggest swells arriving Sunday

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the high surf advisory that was issued Friday and lifeguard warnings for beachgoers. (Published Friday, March 4, 2016)

    As San Diegans prepare for rainy weather this weekend, lifeguards are warning of high surf and dangerous conditions along the coast.

    NBC 7 meteorologists expect the storm to arrive in waves with the first round of showers arriving late Saturday night, into Sunday. The second, bigger round, will arrive later Sunday into Monday.

    Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Friday, Mar 3, 2016

    [DGO] Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Friday, Mar 3, 2016
    Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Friday, Mar 3, 2016 (Published Friday, March 4, 2016)

    On Friday, the National Weather service issued a high surf advisory around 10 a.m. Friday. Beachgoers can expect sets up to 10 feet with the biggest swells arriving Sunday.

    Surfers told NBC 7 that they’re hoping the stormy conditions this weekend don't bring too much wind which can affect the surf.

    Pete Weafer said he tried surfing earlier Friday in Pacific Beach but conditions were too choppy. Definitely not for beginners, he added.

    Lifeguards recommend checking in with them before getting into the water. They will have the latest conditions.

    Also, swimmers and surfers should avoid any rocky areas like Sunset Cliffs, they said.

    The OB Pier was still open Friday morning but that may change if conditions get worse.