High waves at Orange County beaches weren’t just dangerous to swimmers and surfers Friday.
A wave beachgoers said was between 10 and 12 feet high pushed a whale ashore in Newport Beach.
It struggled for about two minutes before another wave came and covered it in enough water to help it get back to seas.
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Dozens of onlookers gathered near the whale before it was able to make it back to deeper waters.
A high surf advisory is in effect along all Los Angeles and Orange county beaches until 9 p.m. Friday.