High Surf Advisory in Effect Along Coastal Southern California

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A strong storm system over the Pacific that brought massive waves of up to 40 feet in Hawaii has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high surf advisory in Southern California.

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File photo of high surf pounding Newport Beach on Sept. 1, 2011 (Credit: Getty Images)

West facing beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties were expected to get breakers of seven to 10 feet Friday, according to the NWS.

Across the Central Coast, the breakers were likely to reach 10 to 15 feet, according to forecasters.

Some coastal spots–including in Ventura and San Diego counties and the South Bay–were expected to get consistent surf between six and nine feet.

Lifeguards have advised anyone who is not an expert surfer or swimmer to stay out of the water.

The weather service’s warning was scheduled to remain in effect through Sunday morning .