Although it has now been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Hurricane Marie ensured some pumping waves in Southern California over he past few days. By all accounts, it looks like some amazing sessions went down, here are a couple of our favourite clips from the last couple of days.

California Swell Fest

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Everybody's favourite freak show, Newport Wedge pumped yesterday. No doubt there's going to be a lot of footage drop from this swell over the coming days, but who's complaining, it's pretty hard to get bored watching the chaos.

When most people watch footage of maxing Newport, getting in is the last thing on their mind. Jamie O'Brien isn't a normal person. During Newport's recent pulse, he decided to bring his old board transfer trick to the wedge. It's a tough manoeuvre to pull off at the best of times, let alone at The Wedge. The man's got cojones, there's no question about that.

The first signs of the swell appeared in California on the 26th and Laird Hamilton was there to cash in. Shooting the pier on his SUP, Laird continues to prove the capabilities of alternative surf craft.