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Southern California to get Hurricane Norbert swell

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Last week Hurricane Marie generated huge surf along Southern California, and now forecasters say there could be more big waves with the arrival of a Southern Hemisphere swell and swells from Hurricane Norbert off Mexico.

The National Weather Service says the long-period Southern Hemisphere swell arriving Thursday afternoon will build slowly Friday through Sunday, and a shorter-period but potentially larger swell may arrive Sunday and Monday from Norbert.

The hurricane is approaching the southern tip of Baja California and is expected to move northwestward, nearly paralleling the peninsula.

Forecasters say south-facing Southern California beaches will get the largest surf late Friday through Monday, with breakers up to 7 feet.

While not as powerful as the surf generated by Marie, authorities warn of possible minor coastal flooding and rip currents.

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