VENTURA, Calif. -

The City of Ventura released the following information Friday afternoon:

Due to high waves and continued expected above-normal surf, Ventura City Fire, Police and the Parks Department have closed the Ventura Pier beyond the restaurants.  

The restaurants are open and customers can access these businesses.  Beyond the restaurants however, the pier gates are locked until further notice.

One of the pier support pilings has sustained damage, and the pier will be inspected before it can re-open to the public.