Lifeguards closed the Ocean Beach Pier for over five hours on Tuesday because of concerns that a rising tide and high surf could pose a safety challenge.
San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said the pier was closed at 10:45 am. as a precaution.
“SDFD Lifeguards don’t expect any damage but they expect the water to come up over the pier which presents a safety challenge if there are people on the pier,” she said.
The National Weather Service office in San Diego was forecasting surf of 4 to 6 feet with a high tide of 5 feet at 10:27 a.m.
The pier was reopened to the public at 4:15 p.m.
Updated at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
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