During a typical visit to the shores of Long Beach beach goers are greeted with ankle high waves. The city’s breakwater usually keeps the waves at bay. Today was different. Surfers and body boarders flocked to the peninsula where the waves were big thanks to Hurricane Marie off the coast of Baja California.
City workers struggled to keep a sand berm built as it was pummeled during high tide. The water breached the sand mountain in several places, but didn’t damage any homes.