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Monster Waves Strike San Diego Coast

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Some pics of the massive waves that hit the coast yesterday. Mother nature at it's best.

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Up and down the coast, spectators were checking out the action

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Lifeguards were kept busy

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Wipeout!

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Traffic jam of surfers

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The Ocean Beach pier was closed because of waves crashing over the top of it

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That's pretty wild, does such huge waves happen very often?

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They had something about this on CBS news tonight. I'm sure the San Diego coast is a surfer's heaven right now.

Great pictures BTW!

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To answer all of your questions, the last time we saw waves of this magnitude was about 10 years ago, during the El Nino storms. These waves were generated by a strong Pacific storm near Hawaii. Sadly, a surfer died off the SD coast yesterday. Other surfers found him floating fac-down with his board still attached to him. The lesson here is to not test mother nature.

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To answer all of your questions, the last time we saw waves of this magnitude was about 10 years ago, during the El Nino storms. These waves were generated by a strong Pacific storm near Hawaii. Sadly, a surfer died off the SD coast yesterday. Other surfers found him floating fac-down with his board still attached to him. The lesson here is to not test mother nature.

they think he had a medical condition, well thats what they said on CNN

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^^I'm surprised that story made it to CNN. They now say the victim had a seizure while out in the water, and that he was surfing alone. In conditions like that, no one should have been surfing alone.

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