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Huge waves damaged and closed the Ventura Pier this morning (video)

Ventura Pier Waves Storm
Courtesy: Ventura County Star/Twitter

If you live on the east side of LA, you probably noticed some thick fog and light rain last night and today. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, there are insane waves crashing to shore, created by a low pressure system from the Pacific Northwest.

For surfers, this is great news. For beachfront homeowners (and anyone who was considering a nice weekend trip to the coast), not so much.

The Ventura Pier was evacuated and closed at 7:10am this morning, with video footage from KTLA showing wooden posts breaking loose around 8am.

According to the National Weather Service, waves could reach 15 feet and cause costal flooding throughout SoCal's coastline. Homeowners along Ventura's coastline were already evacuated due to flooding.

Along the Central Coast, waves up to 29 feet were spotted on Thursday. The high surf is expected to continue throughout the weekend. 


Dramatic video from Sky5 shows waves pounding the Ventura Pier, which was closed as a result of the high surf. The footage also captured water surging into a nearby neighborhood, flooding streets and possibly homes. Read KTLA's story here:

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Friday, December 11, 2015