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Today's Santa Anas to bring waves & rain this week

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If you're looking for 20-25 ft. waves, you better at least head up to Point Conception or past Eureka for even higher ones. If 7-14 ft. waves are your style, then stay LA.

The surf will build throughout today and tonight, peaking Wednesday. By Thursday, the swell is expected to diminish into the 5- to 7-foot range, Seto said. A rainstorm from the Northwest is expected Thursday through Saturday, bringing more than an inch of rain, Seto said. [LA Times]

The highest surf in LA County is expected to be found in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Despite the good surf, the combination of today's 15-25 mph winds and humidity drop are cause to be on alert for fire. A map of areas under a Red Flag warning (valleys, Malibu, and points northwest) and High Surf advisory after the jump. Los Angeles Red Flag parking restrictions are not in effect at the time of this posting.

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Red Flag map via NOAA/lafd.org.