Venice surfers take advantage of high surf

Courtesy of Steve Christensen

With a high surf advisory remaining in effect until 9 pm Tuesday thanks to Tropical Storm Simon, Venice surfers are taking advantage of the increased swell.

Courtesy of Steve Christensen

Local photographer Steve Christensen snapped these photos on Monday morning of surfers taking advantage of nice barrels at the Venice Pier.

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With the big waves come increased risks of rip currents. The swell is out of the south, and water temperatures are 66-72 degrees.