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King Tides hitting the Central Coast

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Nov 16, 2020

King Tides are hitting the California coast.

They happen when the sun, moon and earth are in alignment and the moon is in its closest position to the earth, creating a stronger gravitational pull.

Some people in Pismo Beach say they’re definitely noticing the changes.

“This week I’ve really noticed low lows and really high highs,” said surfer Ethan Blum.

High tide in Pismo Beach Monday around 9:45 a.m. was nearly seven feet, with low tide around 5 p.m. expected to be -1.4 feet.

“It’s kind of cool if you stand around and watch for a while because the bigger waves make for better surfing for the surfers and it also tends to smooth out the sand and clean up a lot of the crud that gets washed up and sits there all summer, so it’s kind of nice that way,” said Pismo Beach resident Richard Persons.

The King Tides are expected to return Dec. 13-15.