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Photos: Surfers Catch Hurricane Waves Off The California Coast

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Yesterday Hurricane Marie created some crazy waves off the coast of Southern California, bringing out the wave-seekers who were brave enough to catch up to 30-foot swells. Others stood safely on the sand and watched, while reciting Point Break quotes.

Longtime professional surfer Laird Hamilton (if you never saw his Iconoclasts episode with Eddie Vedder, watch here) was one of the many drawn to scene in Malibu, which was lucky for one man—TMZ reports he helped save another surfers life, who had lost his board in the rough seas.

The National Weather Service warned swimmers and surfers that beaches would have large waves and rip currents, but as one Seal Beach lifeguard notes in the below video, they "understand people live for this size of surf."