Big Monday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jim Grant
    Lifeguards closed the OB Pier on Monday morning.

    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.