Surfer at Windansea Beach
A surfer wipes out at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

A weakening tropical storm off the coast of Baja California is expected to produce high surf for south facing beaches in San Diego County beginning Saturday night.

The National Weather Service office in San Diego said Tropical Storm Ivo will cause a south swell from 170 degrees and generate surf of 2 to 4 feet with sets to six feet.

The elevated surf will produce strong rip currents, and the weather service warned of hazardous beach conditions through Tuesday morning.

The highest surf is expected north of Carslbad and along the Orange County coast.

Tropical Storm Ivo is forecast to weaken as it moves in a northwest direction over cooler waters and was not expected to pose any threat to land, the National Hurricane Center said late Friday night.

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Chris Jennewein

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