High surf in store for county beaches this week
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Bigger than normal waves are in store this week for
San Diego County's beaches starting later Tuesday, meteorologists said.
“A large long-period west-to-northwest swell will move into the
Southern California coastal waters today and persist through Wednesday
afternoon,” according to the National Weather Service. “The swell will begin
subsiding late Wednesday, but above average surf will continue through the end
of the week.”
The agency scheduled a high surf advisory for local beaches from 2 p.m.
today to 2 p.m. Wednesday, saying 5 to 8-foot surf with sets to 10 feet was
A high surf advisory is issued when above average waves are expected to
produce rip currents and localized beach erosion.