Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Photo by Invertzoo via Wikimedia Commons
Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Photo by Invertzoo via Wikimedia Commons

San Diego beaches were busy this Labor Day weekend, with some 273,500 beachgoers flocking to the shore despite choppy waters.

Rough rip currents throughout the coast and across north county beaches had lifeguards busy with rescues. San Diego Fire-Rescue’s Lee Swanson said lifeguards made 363 water rescues over the weekend, with 122 of those made at the Wind and Sea Beach in La Jolla. Swanson said the rocky beach makes it more difficult for swimmers to get in and out of the water.

Lifeguards assisted with just over 100 medical aids over the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory that was in effect over the holiday weekend until Tuesday.

Swanson said beachgoers should always swim with a friend and stay near lifeguard towers. He also said swimmers should keep in mind their level of swimming ability before going out in the water.

—City News Service