A high surf advisory was in effect throughout Monday in the North County with waves expected to reach as high as 12 feet.
The big waves will create dangerous conditions in the water with powerful rip currents.
So if you are planning on heading out to the beach to surf or swim, lifeguards advise you be extra cautious along southwest facing beaches in areas like Oceanside and Orange County.
In those locations, beachgoers can expect waves measuring anywhere from six to even 12 feet.
While between Point Loma and La Jolla, the surf could be between five and eight feet.