My roomate snapped this picture from our house on 8th Street:
They closed down Manhattan Beah Pier, but still checked it out from the strand (a safe distance up!).
The whitewater on those waves were 10+ft high. Needless to say, noone was paddling out. And supposedly the LA County Lifeguards saved some woman that got swept away while standing on the bike path north of El Porto before closing off every beach in the SouthBay.
And as you can see in the next picture there was lots and lots of erosion. Almost no sand is left on the beach halfway to the volleyball courts. LA county continues to import sand at a rate of 9 million tons per year (*) and the washing away of sand from this storm alone is going to cost lots and lots of taxpayer $$!