Strong San Diego rip currents expected to ease; hazard warning in effect through Monday night

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The strong rip currents and larger than average waves brought to San Diego County’s beaches by a south swell over the holiday weekend are expected to ease up Monday evening, forecasters said.

A National Weather Service beach hazards statement will remain in effect through Monday night. The surf is expected to be around 3 to 6 feet with sets to 7 feet, according to the advisory.

Forecasters said the strongest rip currents and the highest surf would be along the south-facing beaches in the North County. Strong longshore currents are also expected to continue.

The surf and currents will create dangerous swimming conditions – especially for those with little swimming experience, according to the weather service. Lulls between the sets may catch swimmers off guard.

Forecasters said a smaller swell would continue to create a risk of rip currents into mid-week.

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