The National Weather Service has issued a coastal hazard message warning of high surf on local beaches through 3 a.m. Friday.
“Another large long period southern hemisphere swell will generate high surf along most of Orange County and south facing San Diego County beaches today through early Friday morning,” the weather advisory states. The alert was issued at 5:07 a.m. today.
Expect 5- to 8-foot waves with infrequent sets up to 10 feet, with the highest waves late Tuesday and into Wednesday, the advisory states.
Low tide will be 2 feet at about 2:30 p.m. today with high tide of 6.3 feet forecast for 8:45 p.m. The surf will begin to build today and be highest Wednesday , and it could cause minor beach erosion, local tidal overflow and strong and dangerous rip currents.