High Surf Advisory for Southern California Beaches Warns of Rare 10 to 15 Foot Waves

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A high surf advisory for Southern California beaches warned Tuesday that potential breakers of 10 to 15 feet may cause the largest surf seen in recent years in these areas.

A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The advisory was issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Orange County beaches, from  Tuesday through 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service stated.

“Very strong rip currents and long shore currents will likely create extremely dangerous and life threatening conditions for anyone,” the high surf advisory stated. “Surf this large will have the potential to cause structural damage and significant beach erosion.”

Surf was expected to increase rapidly Tuesday, with peak breakers hitting beaches Wednesday and slowly diminishing through Friday.

The unsafe swimming and surfing conditions were caused by Hurricane Marie,  located several hundred miles off Cabo…

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