OB Pier Closed
LIfeguards closed the Ocean Beach Pier because of the high surf. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Heavy surf and dangerous conditions for surfers, swimmers and boaters in San Diego will continue Thursday amid a high surf advisory.

The National Weather Service office in San Diego issued a high surf advisory as well as a small craft advisory through 10 p.m. Thursday.

Waves ranging from 6 to 12 feet are possible in some areas, with the highest sets anticipated south of Del Mar, forecasters said.

Among the dangers posed by the rough seas are strong rip currents, minor coastal flooding and coastal erosion, according to the weather service

Forecasters warned that entrances to harbors — particularly Mission Bay — will be difficult to navigate due to breakers large enough to capsize boats.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department lifeguards announced Wednesday morning that the Ocean Beach Pier will be closed for the duration of the high surf advisory.

Lifeguards rescued a man from the waters near Ocean Beach around 2 p.m. Wednesday after he went in to retrieve his dog, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said. The man, a visitor from Nevada believed to be in his mid-50s to early 60s, was found unconscious and not breathing roughly 75 yards from shore.

Lifeguards performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived and took him to UCSD Medical Center in unknown condition.

The surf was expected to peak late Thursday morning, then slowly subside through Thursday evening, forecasters said.

— City News Service

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.