On Monday, many folks got an added bonus during their visit to the beach - big waves.
"It was a beautiful day," said Serge Issakov. "I was surprised when I came down to see how big the waves were."
"People were trying to figure out where they (the waves) were going to crash next, so they kept moving," said Tina Atkinson. "They were big coming over the wall."
For lifeguards that also meant that they needed to keep a close eye on beachgoers. 10News was there as a lifeguard closed a portion of the walkway at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla. He noticed the waves were getting pretty high, often going through the walkway.
But photographer Travis Laubacher was hoping to capture even bigger waves.
"It’s not as good as I would have hoped, actually a little junky. Hopefully it will clean up. We have a swell all week so everyone’s pretty stoked."
10News cameras caught waves reaching the bottom of the pier Monday morning. For surfers a high surf advisory doesn’t just bring rip currents, it usually translates to decent waves to ride. But, lifeguards say it’s best to leave that to the professionals.