...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this evening...
* waves and surf...2 to 4 feet with local sets to 5 feet.
* Rip currents...strong rip and longshore currents along Orange and San Diego County beaches through early this evening.
* Timing...through early this evening.
* Impacts...dangerous swimming conditions through the Labor Day Holiday weekend.
A beach hazards statement for rip currents means that conditions are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents. Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties...inlets...and piers. Swimmers caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for shore. Swimmers should always talk to a lifeguard before entering the water and also swim near a lifeguard.
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