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High surf batters, damages Ocean Beach Pier

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 20:26:50-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — High surf hammered the Ocean Beach Pier on Monday, damaging some of the pier's railing.

Amid a high surf advisory that lasts through 1 p.m. Tuesday and high tide, waves slammed into the pier Monday morning. The waves appeared to damage the railing on the south side of the pier that was being braced by wooden planks.

San Diego Fire-Rescue said the pier has been closed since Sunday evening because of the high surf and tide. It was set to remain closed through Tuesday. It's unclear how much longer the pier will remain closed following the damage.

"The Ocean Beach Pier suffered some damage to the south side of the railing in the outermost 'T' area," SDFD tweeted.

The high surf led to some coastal flooding in low-lying areas, boardwalks, and parking lots as well, according to the National Weather Service San Diego.

Waves are forecasted to reach between 6 and 10 feet, with sets as high as 12 feet, through Tuesday.