Strong rip currents expected on south-facing beaches this weekend

Strong rip currents are expected along south-facing beaches this weekend, including at Zuma Beach, where surfers enjoyed the waves in March.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The National Weather Service is warning beach-goers this weekend to expect strong rip currents along Southern California’s south-facing shores through Sunday morning.

The strong currents are expected to create dangerous swimming conditions at beaches including Cabrillo, Venice Beach North and Zuma, according to the weather service.

The high tide this weekend may range from six to seven feet, said meteorologist Curt Kaplan.

Cloudier and cooler weather is expected into the weekend, with a slight chance of rain Sunday night. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 82 in Los Angeles on Friday.


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