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High surf advisory in effect
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (BDCi) – Swimmers and surfers are being urged to use extreme caution at Southern California beaches following a high surf advisory, in effect through Saturday for many SoCal beaches.

The advisory will be in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday (7) for L.A. County coast, Catalina Island and the Ventura County coast.

Orange County coastal areas and the San Diego County coastal areas are on high surf advisory until 4 p.m. Saturday. A coastal flood advisory is also in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday for both areas.

Six to 12-foot sets of waves will be seen in the Ventura and L.A. County coasts, with the possibility of some 14-foot sets.

West-facing beaches will receive the highest surf, creating strong and dangerous rip currents as well as hazardous swimming conditions.

Flooding in low-lying areas are also possible.

Inexperienced swimmers and surfers should stay out of the water and those who do wish to swim should only do so when there are lifeguards presents.

Beach-goers are also urged to stay off jetties and any rocks exposed near the surf zone.

By: Diego Díaz
Source: KTLA
Photo: Google
6 January 2012
1:00 p.m. P.D.T.

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