As Surf Advisories End, Seal Beach And Malibu Piers Reopen
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Advisories for high surf along the Southern California coast have been canceled for all but Orange County and damaged piers in Seal Beach and Malibu have reopened in time for the holiday weekend.
The National Weather Service say the remaining high surf advisories will end at 8 p.m. Friday, but surfers and swimmers should use caution because of large waves still rolling ashore on some beaches and the likelihood of strong currents.
Huge surf battered the coast starting late Tuesday when swells arrived from then-Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. One surfer died after being pulled from the waves near Malibu Pier.
The swell peaked Wednesday with some of the biggest surf seen along Southern California in years. Seal Beach homes experienced minor flooding, piers lost pilings, a lifeguard building was lost to breakers and significant damage occurred at a Santa Catalina Island boatyard.
Lifeguards confirmed Seal Beach pier has reopened and Craig Sap, the Los Angeles district superintendent for state parks, said that Malibu Pier has reopened.
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