High Surf Pounds California Coast Friday, Bringing ‘Deadly Rip Currents’ With It

The rain has moved out, but high surf is expected to continue pounding the Southern California coast for another day Friday.

High surf warnings and coastal flood advisories are in place for Los Angeles and Ventura counties through 9 p.m.

In Los Angeles County, waves between 10 and 15 feet are expected Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Twelve to 17-foot sets will hit in Ventura County.

The surf will begin to subside Friday afternoon but still remain above average through Saturday morning.

The tallest waves will be arriving on west facing beaches, the Weather Service stated.

Minor coastal flooding is a possible due to the large surf. Forecasters are also calling for significant beach erosion before tides return to normal.

Further north along the Central Coast, massive waves will reach between 20 and 26 feet.

Swimmers and surfers should watch out for deadly rip currents, which can quickly pull a person out to sea, the Weather Service stated.

Inexperienced beachgoers are advised to stay out of the water.

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