Huge waves and dangerous rip currents are predicted this weekend.
Forecasters say it's hazardous, especially for inexperienced swimmers and surfers.
The National Weather Service says the swell arrives on Friday from the south-southwest. It should peak on Saturday and Sunday.
Waves are expected in the 4 to 6-foot range at some North County beaches, with some likely reaching up to seven-feet.
The largest swells will roll ashore from Oceanside to San Onofre..
The usually calmer waters of La Jolla cove could see surges and waves will slop up the rocks at Sunset Cliffs.