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Surfing Legend Rescues Man From Huge Southern California Swells

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MALIBU, CA- Large swells and massive surf prompting dozens of water rescues in Southern California.

One of the world's most famous surfers even stepped in to help.

Surfing legend Laird Hamilton rescued a surfer who lost his board and was waving for help on Wednesday.

The man was brought to shore without any major injuries.

"He was happy, he was thankful, his eyes were big. He was appreciative he was back on the land," said Hamilton.

"These are the days that I wait for, all my life, so it doesn't happen like this often in the summertime," Hamilton added about the surfing conditions.

"Today was like a little slice of heaven. The traveling came to us. I tried to go surf all the best waves everywhere and this was the best I've ever had," said surfer Jackson Patrick Of Calabasas.

"The best waves in 30 years plus, historic, this is historic, we haven't had nothing like this in years," said another surfer.

Lifeguards beefed up patrols for the busy day. Heeding their warning, some took in the high surf at a safe distance.

50-year-old Hamilton is a famous big-wave surfer known for co-inventing tow-in-surfing, to help surfers reach new heights and catch bigger waves

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