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Ocean swell generated by Tropical Storm Eugene brings high surf to Southern California beaches

Hurricane Eugene lost strength off Mexico’s Pacific Coast and became a tropical storm, but still had enough juice to bring high surf and rip currents to south-facing beaches in Southern California

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Surfers share a wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

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A surfer rides under the curl of a wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

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A bodyboarder snaps over the top of a wave and takes flight at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

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An early morning rush at the Wedge in Newport Beach finds everyone trying to jump on the big waves.

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Two surfers collide while trying to catch a wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach.

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A surfer shoots into the air as high surf pounds Huntington Beach.

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Framed through the pilings of the Huntington Beach pier, a surfer goes airborne off a big wave.

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A surfer rides a big wave near the Huntington Beach pier.

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Huntington Beach city junior lifeguards train amid the building surf.

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