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High surf expected Sunday

June 26, 2010 |  4:42 pm

A hurricane south of Baja California should generate large waves and dangerous currents in parts of Orange and San Diego counties Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service announced Saturday.

Twelve-foot waves could begin hitting beaches around 11 a.m. Sunday and could last until the following day, potentially creating prime surfing conditions in areas from Huntington Beach to San Onofre.

But forecasters also predicted strong, northbound currents and potentially dangerous riptides.

The strong weather is a result of Hurricane Celia, which is generating winds of up to 130 miles an hour and is about 1,300 miles off the tip of Baja California. It seems unlikely to make landfall and should not cause any flooding, meteorologists said.

-- Jason Lee