Orange County Coastal High Surf Alert Monday December 17 2018.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Alert thru Tuesday December 18 2018.
High Surf Advisory Dangerous Swimming Conditions
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area.
This can produce localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.
There is an increased risk for ocean drowning.
Strong rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.
Large breaking waves can cause injury and wash people off beaches and rocks and capsize small boats near shore.
Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current, relax and float.
Do not swim against the current.
If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline.
If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.
High Surf Alert Coastal High Waves and Surf
A large, long-period west-northwest swell from 290 degrees will move into the coastal waters late morning hours on Monday December 17 2018.
This will create high surf and strong rip currents through Tuesday evening on December 18 2018.
Minor coastal flooding will be possible in low-lying coastal areas during high tides.
Swell and surf will gradually subside late Tuesday December 18 2018.
Waves and Surf are expected to reach 6 to 9 feet with sets to 11 feet in Orange
Surf increasing Monday morning and peaking late Monday into early Tuesday.
Surf will begin to lower Tuesday afternoon.
Tides are expected to be Highest at Newport Beach: 5.2 feet at 5:40am Tuesday.