Big waves are expected at San Diego beaches

SAN DIEGO - There were bigger than normal waves at San Diego area beaches for the second consecutive day Tuesday, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service attributed the high surf to a large long- period west-northwest swell. A high surf advisory issued by the agency midday Tuesday was scheduled to expire at 2 p.m. today.

Through early this afternoon, 5- to 8-foot waves with local sets to 10 feet are expected.

surf can cause strong rip currents and minor beach erosion.

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