High Surf Prompts Closure of Ocean Beach Pier

High surf prompted the closure of the Ocean Beach Pier Tuesday as a high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. 

The National Weather Service says some west facing beaches in San Diego County could see surf as high as 15 feet. 

Although it may be tempting to want a closer look at the big waves, lifeguards warn people to stay away from rocks near the surf because of the dangers. Also, along with the waves come strong rip currents. Only strong and experienced swimmers and surfers should be in the water. 

NWS forecaster Miguel Miller says the waves will begin to taper off tomorrow but could return this weekend. 


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