Big waves expected to pound Southern California beaches
Waves ranging from 8 to 12 feet high are expected to hammer the Southern California coast beginning Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
The powerful breakers are being kicked up by a northwest swell that is expected to increase in strength, creating dangerous conditions at area beaches, the Weather Service said.
The agency issued a surf advisory from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. Thursday.
The highest surf is expected Wednesday night along west- and northwest-facing beaches.
-- Robert J. Lopez