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Winds to bring high surf to part of Southern California coast

December 18, 2012 | 11:40 am

A high-surf advisory has been issued for part of the Southern California coast as gusty winds move through the area beginning Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Oxnard warned of "potentially dangerous ocean conditions" along the coast in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties lasting through Wednesday morning.

"Potentially dangerous ocean conditions will develop as gale force winds near shore generate hazardous surf and strong rip currents," the advisory read.

High tide, which was anticipated to reach 4 feet, should hit early Tuesday afternoon and could reach 5 feet early Wednesday, the warning said. Breakers between 10 and 14 feet were also anticipated.

The advisory was scheduled to last until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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