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Surfers ride huge waves in Southern California




Big waves crash under the Huntington Beach Pier as Hurricane Marie brings a swell toward to the Southern California coast.
Big waves crash under the Huntington Beach Pier as Hurricane Marie brings a swell toward to the Southern California coast.
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Skilled surfers are having a great albeit dangerous time in Southern California. Hurricane Marie, a category five storm, is currently hanging out in the East Pacific, and as a result, we're seeing huge waves along Southern California's coast.

Tony Perez, general manager of Surfer Magazine, was hanging out in Newport Beach, where waves reached more than 20 feet high. He joined Alex Cohen on the line from the sand.