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Beaches hit with high surf and high rip currents

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diegans started the New Year with some high waves and a chilly swim.

The waves are expected to get bigger overnight and a high surf advisory is in place until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, the swell is expected to build from five to eight feet, reaching nine feet at some beaches.

Lifeguards are urging people to be careful.

"Yea, we're monitoring the situation pretty good right now. We wanna caution people to know their limits, know that the rip currents are still pretty strong," San Diego Lifeguard Sgt. John Sandmeyer

About 300 swimmers braved the 57 degree water for the La Jolla Beach Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge.

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