High surf advisory, strong rip currents at SoCal beaches

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- A warning for those heading out to the beach amid the summer heat on Monday: A high surf advisory is in effect for parts of Southern California.

Along with surf of 4 to 7 feet, with some sets hitting 8 feet, frequent rip currents are expected, according to the National Weather Service. The highest surf will be on south to southeast-facing beaches, such as Zuma Beach and near Long Beach.

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Sunny skies and warm temperatures are coming to the Southland.

"There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea," a NWS statement said. "Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don 't swim against the current."

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An advisory is set to expire at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the following areas: Orange County and San Diego County coastal areas; Ventura County Coast; Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands and the Los Angeles County coast.

Watch Christina Salvo's full report in the video above.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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