Surf near Scripps Pier
Surf near Scripps Pier on Sunday morning. Image from Surfline camera on the pier

Surfers and other beachgoers throughout Southern California will face high surf and strong rip currents through Sunday night.

The conditions sparked the National Weather Service office in San Diego to issue a beach hazards statement.

Elevated surf and strong rip currents will increase the risk of ocean drowning for swimmers, and large breaking waves may wash people off rocks or jetties, forecasters said. In San Diego, surf heights of three to five feet and high tide levels of nearly seven feet were expected.

Minor tidal overflow into low-lying parking lots will also be possible during high tides Sunday, according to the weather service.

Surf heights will come down by Monday, but forecasters said unusually high tides will continue on Monday and Tuesday.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.