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

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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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