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High surf closes La Jolla Children's Pool wall, Ocean Beach Pier

High surf pounding beaches, closes OB Pier
Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 16:45:07-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — High surf forced the west wall at La Jolla's Children's Pool and Ocean Beach Pier closed Saturday.

A high surf advisory was issued for the county's coast from Saturday to Sunday at 4 p.m. Surf is expected to peak Saturday with waves up to 10 feet possible along the county's coastline. Sunday, surf conditions are expected to hold through the day.

Beachgoers were warned of strong rip currents and possible beach erosion during the surf event. Lifeguards asked that anyone heading to San Diego's beach hold off on water activities and watch the bluffs until the high surf passes.

Because of the surf, San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguards closed the Ocean Beach Pier on Friday just before 10 a.m. and were expected to keep the pier closed through at least Saturday morning.

In La Jolla, lifeguards said the west wall of the Children's Pool was closed to visitors, as waves crashed over the barrier.