A surfer passes the damage to the railing of the Ocean Beach Pier during the king tide, peaking about 8 a.m. with an expected 7.3 tide.
A surfer passes the damage to the railing of the Ocean Beach Pier during a January king tide. Photo by Chris Stone

Mayor Kevin Faulconer promised Monday that the city will complete repairs to the storm-damaged Ocean Beach Pier by Memorial Day.

A series of unusually strong storms and king tides caused extensive damage that will require $430,000 to fix.

In January, the pier was closed for the repairs, which include more than 2,200 feet of guard rail, electric, water and sewer lines.

“We know how much San Diegans love the OB pier so we’re moving quickly to make the repairs necessary to get it open again by Memorial Day,” said Faulconer.

At more than 1,970 feet, the Ocean Beach pier is the second longest on the West Coast and the longest concrete pier in the world. The pier opened in 1966 and more than 500,000 people visit it every year.

Chris Jennewein

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