Storm Threatens L.A. Beaches

Tropical storm could bring ‘very dangerous’ surf to L.A. beaches

August 6, 2011 |  9:16 am

Officials are warning of high surf and dangerous rip current Saturday along south facing beach in Los Angeles and Ventura counties caused by Tropical Storm Eugene in Mexico.

The National Weather Service said surf topping 8 feet is possible at some beaches on Saturday and that “very dangerous rip currents will develop without warning. Some beach erosion will occur during high tides and waves can suddenly wash over dry breakwalls and jetties.”

The high surf warning extends to 7 p.m.

Hurricane Eugene was off the coast of Baja California. While once strong, it was downgraded Friday to a tropical storm.