Firefighters in Ventura say two good Samaritans rescued a young surfer who got caught up in the high surf this weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a coast hazard warning due to big surf expected later this week from a winter storm.
The National Weather Service is cautioning Southern California beachgoers to expect more high surf and strong rip currents due to a southeasterly swell from former Hurricane Simon.
Work is slated Monday to shore up a rocky bluff near Pacific Coast Highway that was eroded by high surf that also damaged the Malibu pier earlier this month.
The National Weather Service is warning Southern Californians to watch out for flash floods and strong surf because of a Pacific hurricane that is churning north up the Mexican coast.
Several Malibu pier pilings washed ashore amid strong swells on Friday.
Long Beach residents Friday were preparing for another few days of high water levels as Hurricane Norbert moves its way up the coast of Mexico.
Last week Hurricane Marie generated huge surf along Southern California, and now forecasters say there could be more big waves with the arrival of a Southern Hemisphere swell and swells from Hurricane Norbert off Mexico.
High surf, rip currents and minor coastal flooding will continue Thursday for a third straight day due to huge swells from Tropical Storm Marie off the coast of Mexico.
Crews Wednesday were cleaning up and preparing for high tide after a large surge overnight brought two to three feet of standing water to the Seal Beach boardwalk.
Malibu Pier remained closed Wednesday after the popular attraction sustained damage from high surf which is expect to last through the week.
Hurricane Marie, a category 3 storm, could bring swells of 10 to 15 feet, strong rip currents and coastal flooding, the National Weather Service said.
A search for a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen swimming at Salt Creek Beach on Saturday has turned into a recovery effort, authorities said.
The waves are big and spectacular. But also dangerous.
“The waves came roaring in here like a freight train,” said Austin McCann.