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High Surf Expected Along San Diego County Coastline Through Tuesday

Oklahoma tourist Michael Richichi stands up on his first try surfing in Mission Beach, Jan. 19, 2016.
Matthew Bowler
Oklahoma tourist Michael Richichi stands up on his first try surfing in Mission Beach, Jan. 19, 2016.

High surf will pound the San Diego County coastline Monday and Tuesday, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Surf of between 6 and 10 feet will hammer the coast Monday, with sets of 15 feet expected in some spots, the weather service said. Surf of 5 to 8 feet is expected Tuesday, with sets of 10 feet expected in some spots, the weather service said.

The weather service attributed the high surf to a large west-to-northwest long-period swell. It said the surf would diminish gradually Tuesday through Wednesday.

A high surf warning issued by the weather service will be in effect in San Diego County until 5 p.m. Tuesday. The highest tides will be 5.6 feet at 4:15 a.m. Monday and 6 feet at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to the weather service.

"A high surf warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves with local sets to 15 feet will impact local beaches. This will result in very dangerous conditions in and around the surf zone," a weather service statement said. It said impacts will include "very dangerous swimming conditions due to large waves and very strong rip currents. Waves overtopping jetties, minor coastal flooding during high tide, beach erosion and damage to piers are also possible."

High Surf Expected Along San Diego County Coastline Through Tuesday

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