LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If your Martin Luther King Day plans include a trip to the beach, be wary of strong rip currents and large waves.

According to the National Weather Service, a beach hazards statement will remain in effect from 6 a.m. Monday through Tuesday evening.

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During this time, surf of 3 to 6 feet is expected to arrive on west facing beaches.

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Dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves are expected due to the elevated surf.

Caution should be used when in or near the water.

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