The annual Tourist Go Home party was held under perfect conditions at Windansea Beach in La Jolla on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The annual party celebrates the unofficial end of summer and the start of when most out-of-towners return home and locals can have their beaches back. Warm weather, large waves and the band Neverready provided the entertainment for the Labor Day event. Photography by K.C. Alfred / U-T San Diego
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First seal birth of 2012
The first harbor seal birth of the 2012 pupping season happened on Monday morning at the Children's Pool in La Jolla.
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New Year's week high surf
A predicted four days of larger than normal surf has hit the San Diego coast.
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Surfers and other boarders took advantage of a long interval of southwest swell that started Wednesday and is running through Friday evening producing waves as high as 11 feet on southwest-facing beaches, elsewhere ranging from 4 to 7 feet high. Another swell will arrive Saturday, producing high waves and dangerous rip currents, according to the National Weather Service.
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Oceanside Pier Swim
The 81st annual Oceanside Pier Swim was held Labor Day under cloudy skies, Sept. 6, 2010.
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Photos by John Gastaldo
Baby sea lion rescued from Ocean Beach street
May 5, 2010: A baby sea lion wandered away from the sands of Ocean Beach and was rescued by San Diego police and SeaWorld employees.
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Floatopia -- Spring Break 2010
Some 6,000 revelers showed up March 20, 2010, for a floating party dubbed "Floatopia" off Fanuel Street Park in Pacific Beach. Drinking out in the water allowed participants to take advantage of a loophole in the city's beach alcohol ban.
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