More on Ventura Pier closure, damage- Restaurants OPEN; Road closures, sandbags

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Ventura Pier is closed due to damage from high surf; residents are advised to avoid the ocean during dangerous high surf ventura.visistor.logoconditions

Due to high surf conditions early this morning, the Ventura Police Department evacuated the few citizens who were on the Ventura Pier and closed it to the public at approximately 7:10am.  The Pier sustained structural damage including four wooden piles, cross-bracings and handrails that were destroyed.  City of Ventura Public Works staff are working with inspectors to evaluate the extent of damage, stabilize to prevent further damage and to assess repairs needed.  The Pier will remain closed until determined it is safe to re-open.

High tides for Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings are expected to bring continued powerful waves from off-shore storms.  The public is advised to avoid entering the ocean during the very dangerous high surf conditions, especially near the Pier and debris.

Restaurants on the Pier remain open for business.



One of the palm trees near Surfers’ Point fell over and there continues to be erosion impacting the bike path and promenade.  Visitors are advised to avoid the area until repairs are made.

Motorists are advised of possible road closures related to flooding and debris accumulation in the areas of Harbor Blvd., Sanjon Road, and the Pierpont lanes.  Signage will alert motorists of road closures and detours.

Residents may pick up free sand and sandbags at the following City locations (please bring your your shovel): 

  • City of Ventura, Sanjon Maintenance Yard:  336 Sanjon Road
  • Ventura City Fire Station #1:  717 N. Ventura Avenue
  • Ventura City Fire Station #6:  10797 Darling Road
    (near Wells Road, across from Saticoy Golf Course)

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Ventura Pier closed due to high surf

Ventura Pier closed due to high surf

Ventura Police Department   On 12/11/15 at approximately 0700 hours, the Ventura Police Command Center received information that high surf conditions were causing waves to break over the pier.  Patrol officers responded to the pier and confirmed that waves were crashing onto the pier and had possibly caused some damage to the structure of the […]

Amazing Ventura, Oxnard & Morro Bay surf/flooding photos

By George Miller There is very powerful surf on the beaches this week, closing the Ventura Pier, flooding portions of Oxnard Shores, Ventura beach areas and prompting advisories all along the coast. Our photo correspondent and ocean guardian David Pu’u sent us these epic photos for your enjoyment!  More below that from Oxnard resident and photographer […]

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