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Twitter spreads the news: Surf's up!

January 6, 2012 | 11:36 am

In Huntington Beach, they lined up along the shoreline to watch the monster waves roll in. In Ocean Beach, they closed the pier. And on Twitter, surfers spread the word that the surf was going off.

The National Weather Service, which issued a high-surf advisory earlier this week, said the large waves should keep pounding through Saturday. Los Angeles and Ventura counties are expecting swells of between 5 and 10 feet.

A storm system brewing in the central Pacific has produced the towering surges, the National Weather Service said.

In San Diego, officials closed the Ocean Beach pier after a high tide coupled with high surf created surges of 10 to 15 feet that broke over it, said Nick Lerma, lifeguard lieutenant at the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department.


-- Angel Jennings and Steve Marble