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  • California High Surf

    A surfer dives off a wave near the Malibu Pier, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Malibu, Calif. Officials expect more high waves along the California coastline this holiday weekend. "Have a good time watching the waves but stay out of the water if you're not experienced," National Weather Service forecaster Eric Boldt told the Associated Press.
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  • California High Surf

    Surfing champion Kelly Slater, right, rids a wave with another surfer near the Malibu Pier, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Malibu, Calif. Authorities warned swimmers and surfers to be careful because of high waves of up to a dozen feet and strong rip currents that hit Central and Southern California through the day.
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  • California High Surf

    High tide and a winter storm off New Zealand are combining to bring high waves to the Southern California coast.
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  • California High Surf

    A body boarder stays ahead of a closing wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.
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  • California High Surf

    Two Orange County beaches were closed after 10-foot waves damaged boardwalk, the Associated Press reported.
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  • California High Surf

    A bodysurfer watches as a wave crashes onto the beach in Newport Beach, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.
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  • California High Surf

    Searchers scoured the Southern California coast Thursday for a swimmer who vanished in a rip current as authorities warned that dangerously high waves were arriving from a winter storm off New Zealand.
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