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Big waves from Hurricane Frank hit San Diego

Blake Faumunia is a Lifeguard Lieutenant for the City of Oceanside, and stated his group has been busy.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — More massive waves are hitting the seashores of San Diego however not like the swell from a few weeks in the past, these waves are coming from Hurricane Frank off the Baja peninsula. 

Blake Faumunia is a Lifeguard Lieutenant for the City of Oceanside, and stated his group has been busy.

“We’re experiencing a 6′ South swell; the conditions have changed a lot in the last six hours. We’ve got a lot of rescues on our North beaches, that’s where all the action is,” stated Faumunia.

CBS 8 bumped into Braiden Nex an skilled Oceanside Surfer who was Surfing close to the Oceanside harbor.

“It’s super consistent, the sets come every 15 minutes, it’s pretty consistent,” stated Nex.

He stated that consistency might put an inexperienced Surfer or swimmer in a foul spot.

“They could come dangerously close to the jetty and get sucked out and having to have Lifeguards rescue them,” stated Nex.

Hurricane Frank developed on July 7 and two days later it was a Hurricane. What made the vitality focus extra on Southern California was the trail that it took sending the waves our means. 

Much of the larger waves have gone previous San Diego however for Huntington Beach the timing could not be higher with the beginning of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing which received underway. That’s to not say San Diego is lacking out.

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement saying this swell to final till Wednesday.

And with that Lt. Faumunia needs these going into the water to pay attention to the sturdy Rip Current that the waves are creating.

“Rip Currents are categorized as Flash rips that are touring rips which we’re seeing numerous brown uneven water you need to keep away from.

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