San Diego's Ocean Beach Pier Slammed by Waves Amid Dangerous Storm

High surf conditions lashed San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier on January 5, prompting officials to shut down access to the area after a powerful storm hit parts of the state.

The pier was shut down on Thursday morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, due to the surf conditions.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for the region, urging locals to avoid jetties, piers, and other waterside infrastructure.

According to local news reports citing authorities, the pier needed to be assessed for damage before it could be reopened to the public. Credit: Shawn White via Storyful

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[WAVES CRASHING]

[BACKUP ALARM]

[BIRDS CAWING]

[WAVES CRASHING]