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Storm Brings Big Waves To SoCal Beaches

California, USA
LOS ANGELES Surfers from County Line to Trestles will be suiting up Wednesday for waves up to 9 feet crashing on Southland beaches, the product of a distant storm.

"Basically, this is a storm that started out in the Southern Hemisphere. It's a late-season storm and pretty significant ... one of the largest of the season since April," said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service office in Oxnard.

Most beaches are getting sets of 5-7 feet, but some southwest-facing ones, such as Manhattan Beach, are getting occasional sets up to 9 feet, he said
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