Forecasters are predicting high surf and increased risk for rip currents this weekend along Southland beaches.
According to the National Weather Service, a building northwest swell will move into the area Saturday night, bringing with it rising surf for west-facing beaches in Los Angeles County.
Surf heights will reach 3 to 5 feet with some sets reaching as high as 7 feet on exposed west-facing beaches, forecasters said.
The elevated surf will also lead to dangerous swimming conditions and a likelihood of dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were cautioned to remain vigilant if swimming.
Rip currents and high surf will begin to diminish Sunday evening into Monday morning.