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AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

Thursday - 8/28/2014, 1:34am  ET

A surfer wipes out from a large wave at Seal Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The National Weather Service said beaches stretching 100 miles up the Southern California coast would see large waves and rip currents. Swimmers and surfers were urged to be aware of the dangerous conditions. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.

Beachfront properties were inundated with saltwater, and the storm-roiled Pacific knocked out pilings at Malibu Pier. The sea breached oceanfront walls to flood streets and homes.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday, beachgoers reveled in the towering surf at The Wedge in Newport Beach, with crowds egging on surfers and body-boarders brave enough to take on waves surging up to 20 feet. Lifeguards on both sea and shore kept a watchful eye on the crowd, making multiple rescues.

Here is a collection of photos of the storm's shoreline impact.

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