SAN DIEGO — Along the coast, 6- to 10-foot surf with sets of up to 12 feet were expected north from Oceanside, along with potentially dangerous rip currents, as a pair of 4-foot long-period south-southwest swells continue to affect the area. Forecasters said 5- to 8-foot surf would be likely between Point Loma and La Jolla.
A high surf advisory will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday.
“The largest surf will occur along the southwest facing beaches of Orange County and northern San Diego County,” according to the weather service. “Powerful rip and longshore currents as well as beach erosion are also expected.”
Forecasters warned that the large surf and rip currents would cause “extremely dangerous swimming conditions,” and discouraged swimmers from entering the water. The waves may also be powerful enough to sweep those close to the water off their feet or off jetties.
The waves may also wash over sea walls and cause minor to moderate beach erosion and some minor tidal flooding in low-lying areas, according to the NWS.