Lifeguards Close Ocean Beach Pier Because of High Surf

High surf at pier
High surf at the Ocean Beach Pier. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The Ocean Beach Pier was closed Friday morning by San Diego Lifeguards to prevent damage by expected high surf.

Ocean conditions will be monitored and the pier may be reopened on Saturday, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department posted on social media.

The National Weather Service said a swell of 4 to 5 feet with a period of 17 to 20 seconds from the west northwest could generate large surf and strong rip currents through Friday.

Foam may be highest on exposed west-facing beaches of San Diego County, where sets of up to 9 feet were expected to produce the greatest threats, the NWS said.

Swell and surf should begin to lower Friday night and Saturday, forecasters said.

A high surf advisory was in effect for San Diego County through 9 p.m. Friday.

–City News Service