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Hawaiians surf big waves, while rest of country is frozen

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POSTED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:37pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:41pm

About 40, big-wave surfers hit the water in Waimea Bay, Hawaii to catch what's left of the historic swell.

Conditions at Waimea cleaned up Thursday, enough for surfers to take advantage of the 25-30 foot waves. Occasionally an even bigger wave would hit.

"We do have expert surfers out there," says lifeguard Jeff Okuyama.

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