Higher than average surf and strong rip currents are making for dangerous swimming at San Diego and Orange County beaches.
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard statement for our coastline, through Thursday.
Surf conditions will be especially rough at beaches north of Carlsbad, where sets to 7 feet are possible. Elsewhere, 3 to 6 foot surf is expected.
"Up and down the coastline, powerful rip currents will pose a threat to even experienced swimmers," said NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh. "If you must go in the water, swim near a lifeguard."
Kodesh said ocean conditions will be better for swimmers as we head into the holiday weekend.
The NWS also warns there may be minor tidal overflow. See the advisory here.