Big Monday

By Eric S. Page
|  Monday, Dec 28, 2009  |  Updated 12:00 PM PDT
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Physics of Surfing

Jim Grant

Lifeguards closed the OB Pier on Monday morning.

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Man, you should have been in OB this morning.

High surf arrived on Monday in San Diego County, pounding local shores and bringing out surfers and big-wave watchers. The swell was big enough to prompt lifeguards to close the Ocean Beach Pier.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect until 10 p.m. on Monday. The waves could be as big as 8 feet, according to the advisory.

Farther north, the surf was still high -- with sets up to 8 feet being seen infrequently -- but lifeguards said they had performed no rescues and that it appeared that only the more-experienced surfers were entering the water. The Oceanside Pier is much higher than O.B.'s; the waves would have to be 15 feet or higher to close the pier in North County.

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