Environment & Science

High Surf Shuts Down Ventura Pier, But Surfers Go Out Anyway

Two brave surfers venture into the high-surf advisory.
Two brave surfers venture into the high-surf advisory.
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The 15 foot swells were enough to break pylons and force the pier to close. An offshore storm's winds brought the kind of waves that only come once every few years.