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Holiday high surf hits San Diego beaches

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Strong rip currents and elevated surf hit the San Diego County coastline again Friday, but conditions were expected to calm by the afternoon.

A National Weather Service high surf advisory for the county's coastal areas was scheduled to remain in effect until 6 p.m.

Sets along exposed west-facing beaches were expected to reach up to nine feet, NWS forecasters said.

Strong rip currents were likely, especially during the transition from high tide to low tide during late morning and early afternoon hours, NWS meteorologists said.

Minor flooding in low-lying coastal areas, such as beach parking lots, could occur during high tide, forecasters said. Localized beach erosion could also be possible.

National Weather Service meteorologists said a large west-northwest was creating higher surf along the beaches. The swell and surf are expected to decrease Friday afternoon.


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