Spectators line the beach to watch surfers and body boarders ride the big waves at the Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. High tide and a winter storm off New Zealand are ... more 
Spectators line the beach to watch surfers and body boarders ride the big waves at the Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. High tide and a winter storm off New Zealand are combining to bring high waves to the Southern California coast. The National Weather Service said waves of 8 feet to 11 feet or more could hit beaches from San Luis Obispo to San Diego counties through the afternoon and peak Thursday night or early Friday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 5:52 PM EDT