Ocean Beach

OB Pier Reopens After High Surf Peaks

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents, sneaker waves, and beach erosion

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The Ocean Beach Pier reopened Friday after closing Wednesday morning before a high surf advisory was issued for the county, according to lifeguards with San Diego Fire-Rescue.

The high surf advisory began at 4 p.m. Wednesday and was expected to last through 4 a.m. Saturday.

Surf will reach seven to 10 feet along the coast of San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service. The highest sets will occur south of Encinitas.

“SDFD lifeguards have closed the OB Pier because of high surf, which has continued to build throughout the day,” SDFD spokesperson Mónica Muñoz wrote NBC 7 in an email.

NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said the surf will be high down the entire coastline.

Toward the end of the week, Parveen estimated waves to reach nine to 10 feet. Even though the surf will peak Thursday afternoon, waves are expected to remain elevated all weekend, NWS said.

Dozens of people were in OB looking and admiring the high waves on Thursday when the waves peaked after 3 p.m.

NBC 7 was there when a surfer jumped from the pier after a warning from lifeguards that he could get a ticket.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents, sneaker waves, and beach erosion. 

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