AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

August 27, 2014 - 6:35 PM
Southern California Storm Surf

Surf watchers are splashed at the pier in Malibu, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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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