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Surfers stay out of the water with High Surf Advisory

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 23:40:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)— Surfers and swimmers stayed away from San Diego waters after the National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory Saturday.

Conditions were deemed dangerous for Southern California coastlines, with the highest waves reaching eight to ten feet in San Diego County.

10News met San Diego locals Derek Janich and his daughter Kaylee at Ocean Beach.

“No plans to get into the water today. Maybe on a more warm day,” Janich said. “It’s a little blown out and a little cold, lately. Definitely big surf today. You have to be careful when you’re in the water.”

But out-of-towners Benjamin Guffee and his children could not resist dipping their toes in the San Diego waters.

“It’s in a pool back in St. Louis, so they’re not used to this,” Guffee said.

With gusty winds, water temperatures in the mid-50’s and waves jumping onto the Ocean Beach Pier, access to the pier was closed off, disappointing some visitors.

“It’s normally, open — a nice walk. You’ll have some vendors and people just kind of doing their thing,” Janich said.

The high surf advisory ends Monday at 2 am.