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Spectators check out the choppy Atlantic surf Sept. 12 along the Indialantic Boardwalk. Craig Bailey / Florida Today

FL - Hurricane Teddy to Batter Brevard Beaches With 11-foot Waves, Rip Currents Through Tuesday

Large breaking waves measuring 5 to 11 feet will strike the Space Coast surf zone through Tuesday as Hurricane Teddy treks northward far offshore, the National Weather Service warns.

Meteorologists have issued a high rip current risk warning, a high surf advisory and a coastal flood warning through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"Very hazardous boating and beach conditions will continue into early next week, with windy northeasterly winds persisting as large, long-period swells arrive from distant Major Hurricane Teddy," a NWS hazardous weather outlook said.

"Rough, pounding surf and a high risk of numerous strong rip currents can be expected at area beaches, along with the potential for moderate to significant beach erosion during high tide cycles at least through Monday," the outlook said.

Water may cover some low-lying roads and properties, forecasters warned, with minor flooding possible on north Merritt Island.

What's more, a wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. Northeast winds of 25 to 30 mph — with gusts around 40 mph — may blow down tree limbs and trigger power outages, especially along Brevard's barrier island.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Teddy was located about 270 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and packing maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

Formerly a Category 4 monster, Hurricane Teddy is now a Category 2 storm moving northwest at 9 mph.

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