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A man walks his dog along the beach early Thursday morning just south of the Newport Beach pier as a king tide erodes the beach and strong winds and cold temperatures moved into Orange County.
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Sand chopped away along the coast

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Make sure you watch your step.

Sandy cliffs were created along the Orange County coastline as strong surf combined with a high tide and strong winds carved sand away as winter weather hit Thursday.

Drops as large as 6-8 feet cropped away sand near Balboa Pier as waves in the 4-foot-to-6-foot range hit, with smaller berms created from the storm north of the Newport Pier. Extreme high tide at nearly 7 foot pushed water up the shoreline, while the wind-driven swell created ...

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