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Monster Surf Brings Big Waves, Flooding to Seal Beach
Minor flooding hits Seal Beach Wednesday morning, while major waves and crowds are expected to hit the beach for the holiday weekend.
By Paige Austin
High tide and big surf combined to flood the Seal Beach Boardwalk this morning.
The flooding did not cause any major property damage, but intense surf conditions are expected to continue into the weekend.
“We had the tide come up over 6 feet. Combine that with the high surf, and we did get some flooding,” said Sean Crumby, Seal Beach assistant city manager. “We are monitoring the situation, and we’re ready to respond if it gets bad.”
The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory to take effect at 5 p.m. today and to last through 5 p.m. on Friday. The conditions will make for big swells and rip tides in south facing beaches such as Seal Beach.
“A long period southwest swell that originated off the coast of New Zealand in a very powerful storm has crossed most of the Pacific Ocean on its way to the beaches and shoreline of southwest California,” warned the National Weather Service.
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