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Ocean Beach pier closed Thursday due to high surf advisory

Ocean Beach high surf
Posted at 5:38 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 12:07:36-05

OCEAN BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego is under a high surf advisory with waves expected to top 15 feet with dangerous rip currents.

Officials have closed Ocean Beach Pier due to the anticipated high waves.

On Thursday, some onlookers came to see the high surf.

People, usually dressed in shorts and tank tops, wore coats, gloves, and hats.

Some people visiting on vacation were disappointed by the rain but enjoyed seeing the massive waves.

10News talked to one person who grew up in San Diego and is visiting from Oregon. He said he likes to watch the waves, but not get in the water.

“I like to see the rain coming in. It’s awesome when it comes in with a big surf. You just got to be careful,” said John Jessup.

The high surf will continue until early Saturday morning.

There aren’t many surfers in the water and no injuries due to the swift current.

Remember dangerous rip currents are a factor when waves reach this high.

No word on when the pier will reopen.