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Powerful surf pounding California to ease

December 18, 2018
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A large wave hits the rocks at Fort Point Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in San Francisco. Powerful, dangerous waves continue to pound much of the California coast. The National Weather Service says a large, long-period northwest swell that arrived late Sunday has begun to diminish but will remain a hazard through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Powerful, dangerous waves continue to pound much of the California coast.

The National Weather Service says a large, long-period northwest swell that arrived late Sunday has begun to diminish but will remain a hazard through Tuesday.

Forecasters warn there’s continuing risk of large breaking waves overtopping rocks and jetties, strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding of low-lying areas during the morning high tide.

In Southern California, the Ventura Pier has been closed due to a lost piling and bracing. Ventura police say the closure is until further notice.

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