(FOX 11) - Giant waves were expected to continue Tuesday, creating 6-to-12 feet surf on some Southern California beaches.
We spent the day at the Ventura Pier which dates back to 1872, and has taken its share of beatings over the years. It was shut down in mid-afternoon to keep people away as the waves were literally crashing just below the top of the old wooden structure was literally shaking beneath our feet.
Of course plenty of people went out into the surf to try out their boards, and we also saw some stand up paddle borders but that didn’t last long it was too difficult they told us not to mention risky.
The lifeguards were so concerned they actually had a jet ski on patrol the entire time, helping people get back to shore and keeping them from being driven into the pilings of the pier by the strong currents.
It’s all part of a storm-related condition, resulting in a High Surf Advisory through 10 p.m. Tuesday
Bottom line: don’t go near the water and especially stay off the jetties. Too dangerous.