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Tsunami video: Despite warnings, some California surfers could not resist riding waves [Video]

March 14, 2011 |  8:41 am

More video is emerging capturing the Japan tsunami hitting the California coast, including one showing a surfer in Orange County describing being in the water.

Even though beaches along the coast were closed as a safety precaution when the waves hit Friday, CNN also has a video showing a surfer riding waves on Friday. One told the Orange County Register that lifeguards told him to leave the water because of the tsunami. There were also reports of surfers riding the tsunami waves in Malibu, which, unlike some Northern California beaches, saw little fluctuation in currents.

One person died in Crescent City because of the tsunami, and officials estimate the damage -- mostly to harbors in Crescent City and Santa Cruz -- at $50 million.

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-- Shelby Grad

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