The waves are big and spectacular. But also dangerous.
“The waves came roaring in here like a freight train,” said Austin McCann.
Southland beachside communities are preparing for possible flooding due to a powerful storm system.
High surf was causing some problems along the coast in the city of Ventura, authorities said Friday.
The National Weather Service says high surf is expected along some coastlines north of Los Angeles this weekend.
The storm systems hitting California this weekend are expected to bring big swells to some Orange County beaches.
Authorities are warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches along the coastline of Southern and Central California.
The Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off their search for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who went missing in the ocean Sunday evening.
A high surf advisory is still in effect Saturday.
Southern Californians flocking to the beach in search of relief from the high inland temperatures during Labor Day weekend will find swells as high as 8 feet.
Residents are bracing for more flooding Monday, as high tide and dangerous surf is expected to pound the Southern California coast.
Warm temperatures and windy conditions are expected across the Southland Sunday.
Authorities say two young men who disappeared Saturday while swimming in Orange County are presumed drowned after a search was called off at sundown.