SoCal Surfers Stoked About Hurricane Marie’s Huge Waves

Hurricane Marie brought much higher than normal surf, sending surfers and body-boarders to catch the waves in Southern California.

A large crowd gathers to watch surfers and body surfers ride waves at "The Wedge" on Aug. 27, 2014 in Newport Beach, Calif. Beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico.

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A boogieboarder rides a wave at "The Wedge" in Newport Beach.

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A man walks through flooded beachfront properties on Aug. 27, 2014, in Seal Beach, Calif. A low-lying street in the Southern California coastal community of Seal Beach has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie.

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Surfers enjoy the swell of waves caused by Hurricane Marie, as they compete for waves near Solana Beach, Calif, on Aug. 27.

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A surfer rides a wave at "The Wedge" in Newport Beach, Calif., on Aug. 27.

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