High surf expected across San Diego coastline.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A large west-northwest swell is expected to build rapidly Friday morning and persist into the weekend. This swell is expected to bring high surf to the beaches of San Diego County.
A National Weather Service high surf advisory will be in force until 10 p.m. Saturday. Waves of 6 to 10 feet and sets to 12 feet are expected south of
Encinitas, and 4 to 7 foot surf expected elsewhere.
Strong rip currents are also likely throughout the advisory period, and minor beach erosion will be possible during the highest tides. The waves may
also be high enough to top jetties and sea walls.
Forecasters said the west-northwest long period swell would continue to build Friday morning before peaking in the afternoon and later in the evening. It’s expected to subside Saturday, but a strong Pacific storm will likely lead to choppy high surf late Sunday into Monday morning.
Rain, mountain snow and gusty wind are also expected during the storm, forecasters said.