MONTECITO, Calif. - People walking the Montecito coastline took a few steps back around 9 a.m. when the rising tides brought waves into the concrete wall, stairwells, rocks and sandy coast southeast of Santa Barbara.
In the past with a storm surge, the seasonal King Tides as they are known during the February full moon cycle, have gone up and over the wall and on to Channel Drive.
No serious damage was reported here or on the South Coast.
Many people stayed around for about an hour watching the impacts, taking pictures and talking about past storms.
Up and down the west coast, those following the King Tides and any impacts were making social media posts.
Some communities are more prone to coastal flooding than others, such as Sunset Beach, Balboa Island and Capistrano Beach in Southern California.
Rising tidal conditions are being measures and tracked very closely along the West Coast for government leaders and planners who are concerned about impacts to homes, harbors and roadways immediately adjacent to the coast.