Photo by John Schreiber.
Malibu. Photo by John Schreiber.

There will be an increased risk of coastal flooding Tuesday through Friday, the National Weather Service said, due to a combination of unusually high tides and building surf.

The highest tides, expected Tuesday through Thursday, should happen during the mid-morning hours. NWS reports water levels have been about one half foot higher than its predictions, and are expected to range from 7.0 to 7.5 feet during the highest tide.

A westerly swell will move through the waters Wednesday through Friday, with elevated to high surf on west to northwest facing beaches of Southwest California.

The Central Coast’s surf is expected to build to 8 to 12 feet or higher, while the beaches south of Point Conception could see surf of 3 to 6 feet.

A risk of coastal flooding will remain during this time, as elevated water levels result from the combination of building surf and unusually high tides. Locations NWS said are  prone to coastal flooding include Long Beach, Port Hueneme, Pismo and Oceano Beaches.

—Wire Reports 

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