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Hurricane Marie in Southern California

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Fast-building Hurricane Marie swell lit up some of California’s best spots.

Waking up on Wednesday and taking a look at the local bouys and surf cams was probably the most exciting thing that’s happened all summer for the surf community. Hurricane Marie had filled in and began to peak by the afternoon, with spots in Orange County/North Los Angeles reaching up to 20 ft! And of course, freak waves like the wedge were much larger.  Conditions were flawless with light winds and 80 degrees and sunny at the beach. As many spots maxed out for this swell, some points and beach breaks were legendary.

Here is some footage of what happened across Southern California for the August 27th Swell!

Aerial 56th Street Newport Beach

Great drone footage in HD. Unbelievable waves!  

Big wave riding at Trestles

Lowers pulled in some epic sets with amazing shape.

Hurricane Marie Warren "Ren" Kramer IV

Big Surf Cabrillo Beach

Waves were breaking inside & outside the harbor.

Big Surf Cabrillo Beach Inside & outside the harbor 8-27-14

Big waves in Huntington Beach

Huge waves smash into Huntington Pier.

Big waves in Huntington Beach 8/27/14

Imperial Beach – Drone Surf Footage

Waves were beautiful South of the IB pier.

Big Wednesday - Summer Swell From Hurricane Marie Hits Imperial Beach - Drone Surf Footage

The Wedge in Newport Beach

Surfers and Bodyboarders charging this spot the entire swell.

The Wedge at Newport Beach, California - (HD) Hurricane Swell - August 27, 2014

Malibu Drone Footage

Great clips and perspective with shots of Laird charging.

Outer Reef in Laguna Beach

Brooks Street was connecting pretty well.

Southern California Surf 8/28/14

Salt Creek with some meaty lines

Plenty of waves came through in Dana Point during this swell.

Surf Hurricane Marie

Big Corona Jetty spot check

The other side of the wedge was looking fun!

Surf Newport Beach Aug 27, 2014 Big Corona Jetty