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Aug 28, 2014 5:43 PM

VIDEO: California's dangerous and damaging surf

Thursday was another day of damaging and dangerous high surf on both the East and West coasts of the United States.

Here's video of some of the damage:

Forecasters expect the ocean swell generated by former Hurricane Marie to continue to bring damaging high surf to portions of the Southern California coastline through Friday.

Waves damaged the west side of Catalina Island, too. Here's a slideshow of some photos of the damage:

It's been a tense week, with residents trying to protect beachfront property from an angry ocean, and often failing.

A lifeguard building was lost overnight, swallowed up by waves as high as 20 feet.

The danger didn't stop professional surfers. Here's drone video of them catching the 25-foot waves in Malibu. One surfer catches a wave and rides under a pier:

The waves are accompanied by dangerous rip currents.

It's the same story back East, with beach goers allowed only to the water's edge because of Hurricane Cristobal, still churning in the Atlantic.

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