Surfers Take Advantage of Storm Swells in Southern California

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Surfers in southern California took advantage of unusually large surf in Newport Beach on August 27, where a huge swell from Hurricane Marie was expected to generate waves as big as 25 feet. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory, warning that the swell, which has been described as the largest in a decade, would cause dangerous rip tides and possible flooding.

This video captures surfers at the Wedge, in Newport Beach, a known surf spot which was expected to see the biggest swells. Credit: YouTube/OnychaHazel

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