Surf's up. Sort of

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Hide tide, Wednesday, Santa Monica beach. Waiting for Hurricane Marie to deliver her promised big waves.

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Waiting, between wave sets, for someone to save from riptides this 20-year lifeguard called the worst she'd ever seen.

Photos: Ellen Alperstein

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