High surf warning issued for San Diego

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waves-splashing-at-la-jollaSAN DIEGO – Elevated surf expected along the San Diego County coast later could lead to hazardous rip currents and minor beach erosion, forecasters said.

Surf of mostly between 4 and 6 feet was expected on exposed west-facing beaches with local set of up to 8 feet south of Del Mar, according to the National Weather Service.

“A long period swell generated by a storm off the coast of Japan will arrive in the Southern California coastal waters around sunset and continue through Monday,” the NWS advisory said. “This will result in elevated surf heights and stronger and more persistent rip currents.”

The rip currents could endanger swimmers, forecasters said. Minor beach erosion could also be possible.

High surf forecast for Sunday and should gradually lower Monday through Wednesday.

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