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High Surf Hitting San Diego A Bit Smaller Than Meteorologists Expected

National Weather Service
In this map updated March 5, pink indicates the region under a high surf advisory.

There were bigger than normal waves at San Diego area beaches for the second consecutive day Wednesday, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service attributed the high surf to a large long-period northwest swell. A high surf advisory issued by the agency midday Tuesday was scheduled to expire at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Through early this afternoon, 4- to 7-foot waves with higher sets are expected.


Previously, the agency said 5- to 8-foot surf with sets to 10 feet was likely.

High surf can cause strong rip currents and minor beach erosion.