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High Surf Expected On Central Coast During Weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) West-facing beaches on the Central Coast may see powerful waves during the weekend, and the rest of the Southern California coast can expect elevated surf into next week.

The National Weather Service says a strong low-pressure system north of Hawaii has created large waves that will move into the waters of southwest California late Saturday as a large, very long-period westerly swell.

Central Coast surf will peak overnight between 20 feet and 25 feet on exposed west-facing beaches.

South of Point Conception, surf may build to 15 feet or higher near Ventura Harbor and exposed beaches of Los Angeles County.

Forecasters warn of dangerous rip currents, sneaker waves, beach erosion and minor coastal flooding, especially during high tides.

Orange and San Diego counties may see high surf into Tuesday morning.

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