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Ocean Beach Pier remains closed after damage from high surf

Railing on the south side of the Ocean Beach Pier was damaged by high surf Jan. 11.
(San Diego Fire-Rescue Department)

The Ocean Beach Pier remained closed after high surf broke off railing boards on a stretch of the south side of the pier, the city of San Diego said Jan. 13.

The damage occurred Jan. 11 in the outermost “T” area, the Fire-Rescue Department said on Twitter. The pier had been closed to the public the previous evening in anticipation of big waves and very high tide.

Tim Graham, a spokesman for the San Diego Parks & Recreation Department, said Jan. 13 that he had no updates on damage repair or reopening because “the surf has remained high and staff haven’t been able to assess damage.”

Waves crash over the Ocean Beach Pier on Jan. 11, causing damage to the railing.
(Jim Grant)

The city made about $300,000 worth of repairs and upgrades to the 1,971-foot-long pier in 2019 after waves from a winter storm ripped off part of the railing.


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