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High Surf Continues to Pound Local Beaches

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Lifeguard officials said they made more than 100 rescues Saturday, as the high surf with rip currents continued to pound San Diego beaches.

Lifeguards made "well over 100" rescues at area beaches, said San
Diego lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma.

"There were really strong rips (currents)," he said. "The high surf creates more energy in the water."

This afternoon, lifeguards assisted by two surfers rescued five swimmers near Sunset Cliffs, he said.

A high surf advisory is in effect until 10 p.m., and a strong rip current advisory is in effect into Sunday, according to the Weather Service.

The surf in San Diego was 3 to 8 feet today, but is expected to drop to 2 to 4 feet on Sunday, according to the Weather Service.

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