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SLO High Surf Advisory Cancelled

The High Surf Advisory for west-facing local beaches was cancelled several hours early on Monday afternoon.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service had issued the advisory in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Strong surf was spotted over the weekend at local beaches. Avila Beach shut down part of the pier. A parking lot near Morro Rock in Morro Bay was also closed as beachgoers saw dangerous rip currents along the jetty.

Some waves were seen knocking down children.

“Two kids weren’t playing close to the jetty where the waves were crashing,” said beachgoer Tyler Kitzman. “They were completely gone from sight, either being thrashed around in the water, I don’t know where they were.”

Those children and two adults were all safely rescued from the water.

“They had minor injuries,” said State Park officer Robert Colligan.

The parking lot north of Morro Bay’s rock remains closed through Monday evening.

Part of the pier at Avila Beach remains closed, it should reopen on Tuesday.

Oceano lifefguard, Michael Cueto, said once the currents drop it makes for dangerous swimming conditions. Cueto suggests inexperienced swimmers stay out of the water for at least one more day.

Cueto said, “There is lots of rip currents out there, especially with the tide starting to come down after 2pm it’s going to get more dangerous and these rip currents are going to get accentuated.”

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