LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swimmers and surfers are warned of powerful surf that will pound much of the California coast, bringing risks of flooding in low-lying areas.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that waves between 10 and 14 feet are expected along the Central Coast, with sets up to 9 feet predicted to the south.

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A high-surf advisory is in effect for Los Angeles County into Friday.

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Forecasters warn of dangerous rip currents, sneaker waves, beach erosion and minor coastal flooding, especially during high tides.

The surf results from a powerful Pacific storm that’s creating a long period west-northwest swell.

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