Big waves hit California coast
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Pacific swell brings big waves to California coast

Big waves hit California coast

A surfer bails-out on a huge wave in Palos Verdes as high surf continues to pound the coast.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a huge wave in Palos Verdes as high surf continues to pound the coast.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer wipes-out on a huge wave in Palos Verdes as high surf continues to pound the coast.

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

High surf crashes into the rocks and splashing against a home on Capistrano Beach in Dana Point.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

A California State Parks lifeguard patrols in a small watercraft near Ventura Pier as powerful  waves damaged the pier.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

The broken tip of a surfboard juts from the sand as a beachcomber plies the beach near Ventura Pier.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

Ventura resident Melissa Harvey takes photographs under the Ventura Pier that will remain closed indefinitely after powerful waves slammed California’s coast Monday and damaged the 146-year-old structure.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a big wave near the pier in San Clemente.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a wave at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay. A giant swell brought waves of up to 50 feet to Northern California.

 (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a wave at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.

 (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a wave at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.

 (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
Big waves hit California coast

A surfer rides a wave at Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.

 (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
Big waves hit California coast

Waves crash against the Hermosa Beach Pier.

 (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
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