King tides hit California today and when combined with high surf can create a dangerous situation at state beaches.
High tide will occur at 8 a.m., according to meteorologist Bill Forwood of the National Weather Service. The service warns of "large surf" and dangerous rip currents through midnight Monday, subsiding through Tuesday.
In southwestern California, "the king tides this weekend coincided with high surf," the NWS said, "including dangerously high surf on the Central Coast."
Central California beaches could have waves as high as 20 feet Monday, the weather service said. There were