"Very dangerous swimming conditions" with “powerful” rip currents and 10-foot waves were expected at several Los Angeles County beaches through Tuesday night, according to a high surf advisory from the National Weather Service.
Five- to 8-foot surf, with local sets up to 10 feet, were expected at south facing beaches across the county, including at Malibu, Zuma and Palos Verdes, the weather service reported.
"Beachgoers can expect powerful rip currents and longshore currents, as well as some beach erosion during high tides," the advisory warned. "The high surf and strong currents will create very dangerous swimming conditions."
High surf was expected to peak Monday afternoon and gradually subside until the advisory expired at 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone caught in a rip current was advised to swim parallel to the shore until free. The advisory also stated swimmers should always remain near a lifeguard.