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Surf's Gonna Be Up--Dangerously Up--at OC Beaches, Dude!

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Lifeguards are cautioning surfers and swimmers alike that a high surf is due to hit the shores of the OC with some pretty serious strength starting tomorrow, according to the OC Register. "The waves are going to be so big from this south swell - the biggest our coast has seen for years - jet-ski assists have been added to this year's Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing so the surfers don't paddle against a raging river all day."

The massive swells are cause for alarm. What can happen: "big surf that will beat up swimmers and surfers, rip currents that will suck people out to sea, massive waves that can knock people off rocks, and high tides that may cause flooding to coastal homes."

The 50-year-old Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing has been underway at the Huntington Beach Pier since the 18th, and will conclude this Sunday.