OB Pier Hammered

by on January 5, 2023 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

High surf and a high tide combined on Monday, Jan.2,  to raise 10- 12-foot waves high. For more of this series of shots by Jim Grant, go here.

The Ocean Beach Pier was closed Thursday, Jan. 4, as a powerful winter storm has brought heavy rain and high surf to local beaches. Lifeguards with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department closed the pier at 10:15 a.m. due to the high surf conditions, SDFD said in a tweet.

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FrankF January 6, 2023 at 8:32 am

I’m no engineer, but the city should think about designing that south railing to be able to be laid down when big surf is predicted. Some sort of a locking hinge system. Lock it up in place normally, unlock and hinge it down to where it lays on the deck of the pier when high surf is predicted.

Of course if the railing were in the down position, the pier would have to be closed and locked.


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