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High surf hammers the coast

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    Friday, August 22 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:13:56 GMT
    More rip currents and elevated surf are expected along the San Diego County coastline Friday and throughout the weekend, forecasters said. 
    More rip currents and elevated surf are expected along the San Diego County coastline Friday and throughout the weekend, forecasters said. 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - High surf accompanied by dangerous rip currents pounded the San Diego County coastline Monday.

The elevated surf and dangerous rip currents are due to a long period swell generated by a storm off the coast of Japan, according to the National Weather Service. The high surf will persist through this afternoon, then slowly dissipate late Monday night into Tuesday.

The weather service estimated surf heights Monday would be 3 to 5 feet with local sets of 7 feet south of Cardiff.

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