Powerful gusts and chilly temperatures didn't stop some people from heading to the beach as strong winds whipped through San Diego County.
People were bundled up on the boardwalk at Mission Beach Thursday morning. A high wind advisory is in effect for the area through 8 p.m..
But, if you're visiting from Montana or Vermont -- it's not so bad.
"This is fine with me. There's snow on my front porch so I'd much rather be here in this wind than be there," Sunny Smith said.
"We were going to go swimming but... cold," Vermont resident Molly Laughlin said.
It only took a toe dip to change her mind. If you have plans on getting any closer, lifeguards have a warning.
"Talk to the lifeguards. If you insist on getting in the water they'll tell you where the safe areas are. You want to avoid the rip currents they're very strong and be prepared -- the water's cold," San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender said.
For USD Student Rahul Malaney -- the windy weather is reason to miss class. He's a kite boarder.
"If it was like this every day I'd be a very happy person I'll tell you that," he said.
Lifeguards say there is a small craft advisory in effect until the winds die down.