Storms to the south will churn up big breakers from Malibu to Orange County over the holiday weekend.
Starting Friday and lasting through Sunday evening, waves will reach heights of 10 feet along the Malibu coast, primarily at Zuma and Point Dume, and up to 8 feet elsewhere. Beaches facing south and southwest, such as at the Santa Monica Pier, will see the biggest waves south of Malibu, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup.
"There's a pretty strong storm over the Southern Pacific. Some of the swell from that is making it's way up here," he said.
The storm has combined with Tropical Storm Ireana to bring the big waves. Breakers will be the biggest Friday and Saturday, according to Sukup.
The Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory to warn residents of the possibility of strong rip currents and high tides of 5.3 feet about 10 a.m. Friday.
With the exception of some morning fog and clouds, holiday beach-goers will also experience warm, sunny weather along the Los Angeles County coast.
It appears the hottest day will be Monday, when a high of 82 degrees is forecast in Malibu, 79 degrees in Santa Monica, 83 degrees in Culver City, 74 degrees in Manhattan Beach and 86 degrees in Belmont Shore.