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Another round of powerful waves expected to hit the Southern California coast prompted high surf warnings and advisories Monday.

Surf is seen rolling in near the Ventura Pier on Jan. 18, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

Surf is seen rolling in near the Ventura Pier on Jan. 18, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

A large swell originating from a storm system in the Gulf of Alaska was responsible for the large and possibly damaging surf expected to continue through Tuesday along west to northwest-facing beaches, the National Weather Service stated.

The largest surf was expected to arrive on the Central Coast, where 15 to 20 foot waves were expected, with maximum sets up to 25 feet.

Six to 10 foot surf, with sets up to 15 feet are possible for west-facing Los Angeles and Ventura County beaches.

The powerful surf could be large enough to cause damage to structures such as piers near the Central Coast and near the Ventura Harbor.

The Ventura pier appeared to be damaged as strong surf pounded the coast on Dec. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The Ventura pier appeared to be damaged as strong surf pounded the coast on Dec. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The Ventura Pier was damaged in December when large waves apparently broke some of the structures wooden posts.

West and southwest-facing beaches along the Santa Barbara south coast are also likely to see increased surf, according to the weather service.

High surf warnings were issued for the Central Coast, while high surf advisories were in effect until Tuesday afternoon for areas south of point conception.

Inexperienced swimmers and surfers were warned to stay out of the water.