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Lifeguards On Alert: Strong surf and strong rip currents

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - High surf and strong rip currents are expected along the San Diego coast through Sunday. 

A beach hazard statement remains in effect through Sunday evening. Surf of three to six feet will continue through the afternoon with highest surf north of Solana Beach.

High surf and strong rip currents brings an increased risk of ocean drowning. Beach goers are reminded to take precautionary actions like swimming near a lifeguard. 

If caught in a rip current, swimmers are reminded to remain calm and float -- do not swim against the current, but rather swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, swimmers should face the shore and call or wave for help. 

Along southwest facing beaches from Solana Beach north through Orange County, sets are expected to be seven to eight feet. 

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