Nov 28, 2013 8:06 PM by Victoria Johnson

High surf, dangerous rip currents through Friday

A long period west swell will result in high surf through Friday. The largest waves are expected across west facing beaches and should subside by Friday evening. This creates potential for an increased risk of dangerous rip currents and localized beach erosion. Along the Central Coast, local sets up to 14 feet are expected. Waves along the Santa Barbara South Coast are expected between 5-8 feet. The surf will peak today and tonight. The National Weather Service reminds beach goers to never turn your back on the ocean, stay out of the water and do not climb on rocks or jetties as sneaker waves are capable of washing people into the seas from rocks and jetties. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore. Always swim near a lifeguard.



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