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Huge surf drew dozens of surfers, boogie boarders and body surfers along with thousands of onlookers to The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A body surfer plunges over a huge wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach, where thousands of spectators lined the beach to watch 25-ft-high waves generated by Hurricane Marie off the Pacific coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A surfer crashed after descending down the face of a huge wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Waves that topped 20-feet at times claimed a few surfboards Wednesday at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A surfer rides out a wave with a huge wall of white-water on his tail at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A surfer escapes a wall of water at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Riding an american flag surfboard, a surfer gets a barrel ride at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A Newport Beach lifeguard checks out huge surf that drew dozens of surfers, boogie boarders and body surfers along with thousands of onlookers to The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A surfer raised his arm to acknowledge the screaming crowd at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Huge surf drew dozens of surfers, boogie boarders and body surfers along with thousands of onlookers to The Wedge in Newport Beach, where waves topped 20-feet at times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A body-board rider races down the glassy face of a big wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A surfer flies off-the-lip of a wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A surfer gets a tube ride as huge surf drew dozens of surfers, boogie boarders and body surfers along with thousands of onlookers to The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A bodyboarder rides down the face of a large wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Cameras in hand, huge surf drew thousands of onlookers to The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A Coast Guard helicopter assist in a rescue at The Wedge in Newport Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Professional surfer Laird Hamilton prepares his standup paddle board as he will be riding the waves at Surfrider beach in Malibu as a high surf from Hurricane Marie made for great surfing conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Spectators standing on the small portion of Malibu Pier that is open as waves crash at Surfrider beach in Malibu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Experienced surfers catch air while riding the waves at Surfrider beach next to the Malibu Pier in Malibu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

World renown professional surfer Laird Hamilton uses a standup paddle board to ride the waves at Surfrider beach next to the Malibu Pier in Malibu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

LA County Lifeguards Matt Samuels, top, and Robb Raffaelli, bottom, help pull a surfer from crashing waves at Surfrider beach next to Malibu Pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

LA County Lifeguard Dave Carr, right, on a PWC Personal water craft pulls surfers to shore who are facing crashing waves at Surfrider beach next to Malibu Pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Caleb Davidge, left, and Max Baumann prepare to ride the waves at Surfrider beach in Malibu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A surfer rides high surf caused by Hurricane Marie in Seal Beach. The huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie battered the Southern California coastline.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Seal Beach lifeguards ask spectators along the shoreline to vacate the beach due to the high surf caused by Hurricane Marie.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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