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Malibu gets Hurricane Marie swell

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Photograph By Jon Steele

As Hurricane Marie formed off the coast of Mexico, it spun itself right into Southern California's swell window. While the surf pumped from Baja to Point Conception, nowhere took the brunt of the sizable storm quite like Malibu, and thousands of area surfers took advantage of it. Pundits, locals and critics alike are calling it the biggest Malibu ever, or at the very least, in a decade. Dangerous surf warnings went up all over Southern California, and one surfer died in the water off Malibu on Tuesday, according to local reports.