High tide mixed with high surf brought in waves of spectators to Ocean Beach.
“I love to come out when the ocean is up, when the waves are up, it’s just an energy you feel from the earth and I just love it,” said Sandra Mitchell.
There was plenty of energy on display. High tides peaked at about 10:30 a.m., with waves reaching the 7-feet mark.
Mitchell took a picture just as a large wave rolled in overturning heavy steel trashcan on the beach. Sandra said she is originally from Texas and moved to San Diego 30 years ago. She said the big surf is a show she never gets tired of.
“I saw a few sets almost hit the bottom of the pier they’re gorgeous I just love the ocean when it’s up like this,” said Mitchell.
“We need to get the wiggles out,” said Krystle Tasch.
Tasch lives in North Park, she brought her three children to witness the power of the waves.
“They haven’t seen anything like this and we needed to come on out and check it out for ourselves,” said Tasch.
Before the family moves to Escondido, they wanted one last day at their favorite beach.
“Yes, it’s further away from the coast. This is awesome we’ve been coming here for three years,” said Tasch.
Daughter Kyra was ready to jump in.
“I want to go in to see what it feels like in the ocean with the big tall waves and see what it feels like,” said Kyra.
There were a few surfers out to feel the rush, but others said they would rather catch the wave another day.
“It’s so windy, so the form of the waves is really junky.”
Forecasters said the tides and surf would subside Friday.