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.
Southland beachside communities are preparing for possible flooding due to a powerful storm system.
High surf was causing some problems along the coast in the city of Ventura, authorities said Friday.
The National Weather Service says high surf is expected along some coastlines north of Los Angeles this weekend.
The storm systems hitting California this weekend are expected to bring big swells to some Orange County beaches.
Authorities are warning of dangerous rip currents at beaches along the coastline of Southern and Central California.
The Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off their search for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who went missing in the ocean Sunday evening.
A high surf advisory is still in effect Saturday.
Southern Californians flocking to the beach in search of relief from the high inland temperatures during Labor Day weekend will find swells as high as 8 feet.