A high surf advisory remains in effect for San Diego beaches through Tuesday night.
A large, long-period west-northwest swell from 290 degrees is creating waves of 7 to 10 feet along the coast with sets up to 13 feet south of Del Mar.
The surf was expected to peak on Tuesday morning and begin to subside by late afternoon.
The National Weather Service office in San Diego warned surfers and bathers of increased risk of drowning due to elevated surf and strong rip currents.
“Sneaker waves and other hazards can create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone,” the weather service said.