Ocean wave floods Aliso Beach hours before high tide – Orange County Register

Hours before the highest tide peaked, the ocean wave had already pushed across the sand and into the parking lot at Aliso Beach in South Laguna on Wednesday, August 18.

Related: Big swell, high tides will hit the coast, with a chance of rain

The salt water rushed in with such force that it overturned heavy garbage cans in the early evening. And, the swell is still expected to strengthen the day ahead and the evening tides to get even higher.

Diane Edmonds watched as swimmers found safety on the benches to avoid the rising swell. She said she saw glass bottles toppling over and shattering throughout the lot.

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on Aug. 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

  • A surge of waves caused by a large swell and high tides on August 18, 2021 sent water into the Aliso Beach parking lot in South Laguna, toppling trash cans and prompting swimmers to stand on benches to avoid the precipitation. (Photo courtesy of Diane Edmonds)

“It’s going to be bad before the night is out.” There is going to be damage, ”she predicted on Wednesday. “He sweeps the beach.

“Everyone is standing on benches, it’s the safest place right now,” she said over the phone just before 5 p.m.

This is not the first time that Aliso Beach has been inundated with high waves, last June a similar scene unfolded on the beach.

The tides will not be as extreme this week as they can be during the winter months, but they will exceed 6 feet in the next few days and reach 6.7 feet around 8:30 p.m. Friday evening. The strong surf is expected to last through Friday, before falling over the weekend.

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