SAN DIEGO - High waves will be breaking along San Diego beaches Monday and Tuesday with the arrival of two big swells.
The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory that goes into effect at 5 a.m. Monday, and continues to noon on Wednesday.
Waves have been building on Sunday with waves reaching 4 to 6 feet.
Sgt. Rich Stropky with San Diego Lifeguards tells 10News that waves will keep increasing in size to 5 to 7 feet with sets up to 9 feet on Monday, and then higher still to 6 to 8-foot waves with occasional sets up to 10 feet on Tuesday.
Stropky tells 10News that the much larger than normal surf can sneak up on surfers suddenly, and he says that the bigger waves make the already strong rip currents even more dangerous.
Stropky says lifeguards will increase their staffing as needed to keep an eye on those venturing into the water of the next few days.