Rip current, sneaker wave risk high this Labor Day

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Lifeguards are advising swimmers and beachgoers to exercise caution at beaches across the Southland this Labor Day.

High surf and strong rip currents are expected on south- and southwest-facing beaches, according to the National Weather Service. The waves could hit 7 feet.

There will also be a possibility of sneaker waves late into the week due to a large south-southwest swell generated by a storm off the New Zealand coast.

Sacred Cove trail and beach at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Palos Verdes will remain shut down until Tuesday because of the dangerous swells and conditions in the water.

Swimmers are encouraged to stay in groups and keep near lifeguard stations.

Watch Eileen Frere's full report in the video above.
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