Surf height expected to be 6 to 9 ft. with dangerous rip current and swimming conditions; Ocean Beach Pier closed
Last updated 2/28/2010 at Noon
The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a high surf advisory through 2 am Monday, including a high rip current risk.
Today the surf height is expected to be 6 to 9 feet with sets to 12 feet. They are warning of high and very strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions. Water temp is 58 to 60 degrees.
Surf outlook on Monday is expected to be 4 to 6 feet with sets to 7 feet.
OCEAN BEACH - The Ocean Beach Pier and the Mission Bay channel were closed today because of high surf, a San Diego lifeguard lieutenant said.
Waves that topped 10 feet, during high tide, damaged railings along the pier in the morning, Lt. Andy Lerum said.
The pier's reopening depends on how long it takes city crews to repair the damage, Lerum said.
The lieutenant said breakers eased during the afternoon to about 6-8 feet.
However, waves of that height combined with the afternoon low tide created dangerous conditions for boaters in the boulder-lined Mission Bay channel, he said.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory until 10 p.m., and a High Surf Advisory until 2 a.m. Monday. The nighttime high tide will be a 5.9 foot tide at 9:26 p.m., slightly less than this morning