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After surfer dies in Newport Beach, a warning about high surf

January 24, 2010 |  7:53 am

This might not be the best day to hit the beach.

The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory for California beaches, which could see up to 8-foot waves and serious rip currents today.

"Dangerous swimming conditions are expected," the service said in a statement.

On Saturday, Newport Beach lifeguards found a surfer dead. They pulled 38-year-old Gregory Gladstone's body from the water near 14th Street and West Oceanfront in Newport Beach after surfers discovered his surfboard floating in the water.

Today will be partly cloudy with highs expected in the 60s. Monday will bring a 20% chance of rain, and Tuesday will bring a 70% chance.

-- Shelby Grad