Big waves were expected to crash onto Coronado and local beaches from North County to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, the National Weather Service reported.
The NWS issued a high surf advisory started at 10 p.m. Wednesday and extended through 2 p.m. Friday.
“Combined seas building to 8 feet (Wednesday and) Thursday and a continuing west-northwest swell Thursday night and Friday around 6 feet at 15 second intervals are likely to generate high surf along exposed west-facing beaches from Cardiff southward,” according to the weather service.
The waves and surf were expected to build from between 5 and 8 feet, with occasional sets that could reach 10 feet, according to forecasters. Those waves could break over jetties, against the bottom of the Ocean Beach Pier and could slam into the base of the cliffs during the morning.
Minor beach erosion and coastal flooding could also be possible, along with very strong rip currents, which forecasters said would be possible from late morning to mid-afternoon each day.
According to the NWS, more high surf is in the forecast for the weekend. Surf heights are expected to increase again Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
– City News Service