SoCal Beachgoers Warned of High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents This Weekend

High surf and “strong” rip currents were expected to continue along the Southern California coast on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The large swells were due to a tropical storm that was about 850 miles south-southwest of Los Angeles, the weather service reported.

Waves of up 5 to 7 feet, with maximum breakers of 9 feet, were expected to hit south-facing beaches through early Sunday afternoon, according to forecasters.

The advisory was scheduled to expire at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Erin Myers reports from Malibu for the KTLA 5 Morning News, and Dave Mecham reports from Pacific Palisades for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m., on Aug. 23, 2014.

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