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High surf to continue along San Diego shores

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A large northwest swell originating from a series of storms over Northern California will bring waves up to 12 feet tall to San Diego County Monday, according to meteorologists.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory for the county’s coastline until 4 p.m. Tuesday, saying 5 to 8-foot surf with
occasional sets of 9 to 10 feet and even some of 10 to 12 feet were possible.

The highest surf will be found along west-facing beaches, especially south of Del Mar, the NWS said.

Surfers and beach goers are advised to use caution amid the high surf advisory, during which strong rip currents and beach erosion may occur.

This comes after lifeguards made at least two rescues on Sunday due to higher than average surf.   A surfer became trapped in a cove at Sunset Cliffs amid high surf conditions, but was later rescued and was not injured, according to lifeguards.

Several kayakers also needed assistance Sunday because of the rough seas, lifeguards said.