Surf is (Way) Up Today Through Sunday

Which way to the Wedge?
Which way to the Wedge?
Keith May

Surf is up—waaaay up—today through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency released a coastal hazard message for that period, when high temperatures that send big crowds to Orange County beaches will be met by an escalating south Pacific swell.

"A long period south swell will bring elevated surf and dangerous rip currents to south and southwest facing beaches," the NWS says. "A southerly swell of 3- to 4-feet with a period of around 17 seconds is expected.

"This will bring elevated surf, peaking around 6-feet on Friday and Saturday on southwest facing beaches. Rip currents will be strong, with long-shore currents occurring in some locations."

Be careful, surfer dudes.

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