...Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 6 PM PST this evening...
* surf...3 to 5 feet...with sets to 6 feet.
* Locations...highest surf along west facing beaches... especially north of Newport Beach...between Laguna Beach and San Clemente...and south of del Mar in San Diego County.
* Timing...elevated surf and strong rip currents through this evening.
* Impacts...elevated surf and strong rip currents will create dangerous swimming conditions...especially for inexperienced swimmers.
* Outlook...conditions will gradually improve Monday and Tuesday.
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use caution when in or near the water and always swim near a lifeguard.
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