High Surf Coming But Not as High as It's Been

How have things been at The Wedge? Swell.
How have things been at The Wedge? Swell.
Photo by Eric Hood/OC Weekly

High surf is predicted through the start of the weekend along the Orange County coast, but it won't be as high as it's been--like 25-foot sets at The Wedge--the past couple days.

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According to the National Weather Service:

ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS

... HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH 8 PM FRIDAY ...

TONIGHT AND FRIDAY ... SURF HEIGHT ... 6 TO 8 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 10 FEET ... DECREASING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH SETS TO 8 FEET FRIDAY.

RIP CURRENT POTENTIAL ... HIGH. VERY STRONG CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

WATER TEMPERATURE ... 65 TO 70 DEGREES.

REMARKS ... HIGHEST SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES NORTH OF DANA POINT. STRONG RIP CURRENTS. LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE. SURF GRADUALLY DECREASING THROUGH FRIDAY.

OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY ... 4 TO 6 FEET.

So, yeah, soon the rest of us can go in.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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