King tides continue pummeling California coast

National Weather Service

Malibu and the rest of the California coast are experiencing the highest tides of the year, known as “king tides.” The tides are forecasted to continue on through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. 

King tides, which occur at various points throughout the year, form when the moon, sun and earth align to maximize the gravitational pull on the globe’s oceans. 

Tides in Malibu hit an average of approximately 7 feet Thursday. 

There were no reports of local flooding, which became more of a risk as a storm rolled through the region on Wednesday. 

Several other southland coastal cities, however, reported accidents due to flooding from stormy weather and king tides, including Newport Beach, Sunset Beach and San Diego.