The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory and authorities were warning beachgoers to avoid the potentially dangerous conditions.
The advisory is in effect from from 4 a.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Friday for San Diego and Orange counties. High surf is expected in most areas, with sets up to 15 feet on west-facing beaches, according to the weather service.
Costal flooding is possible during the astronomical high tides early Wednesday through Thursday afternoon, the weather service reported. In San Diego County, the areas most vulnerable to flooding are between Camp Pendleton and Leucadia in Encinitas, between Cardiff and Del Mar, from Mission Beach to Ocean Beach, and from the Silver Strand south to the mouth of the Tijuana River.
Editor: Here are high tides at OB for next 4 days – Wednesday January 13 to Saturday January 16:
- Wed Jan 13th: high tides at 8:51 am (+6.5 feet) and 11:16 pm (+5 feet);
- Thursday Jan 14th: high tides at 9:31 am (+6 1/3 feet) and 11:47 pm (almost 5 feet);
- Friday Jan 15th: high tides at 10:08 am (+6.2 feet) and 15 minutes past midnight (close to + 5 feet);
- Saturday Jan 16th: just past midnight (again close to 5 ft) and again at 10:43 am (almost + six feet).