Weather forecasters cautioned Friday that higher surf and more grounded tear flows are coming to Orange County and other south-bound beaches, expanding peril for Fourth of July weekend swarms.
The National Weather Service gave a Beach Hazards Statement that will be powerful from Saturday morning through Tuesday evening.
Surf of three to five feet is normal, with the most elevated on south-bound beaches.
“Solid tear and longshore flows will make risky swimming conditions,” the NWS said. “Bigger waves can wash people off rocks and jetties.”
Waves could hit six to 10 feet at The Wedge in Newport Beach, said Lifeguard Battalion Chief Brian O’Rourke.
Any individual who goes into the sea is encouraged to swim before a set up lifeguard pinnacle and check in with the lifeguard about momentum conditions, O’Rourke said.
To get away from a tear current, people should swim sideways or corresponding to the shore as opposed to endeavoring to swim straightforwardly to shore.