And all is again right with the world. Used to be, a massive, once-in-a-decade swell would show up to pound a reef or sandbar somewhere, and there, swooping out of the heavens to ride the biggest wave of the day, would be Laird Hamilton, astride a futuristic tow board or some enormous surf ski contraption that the rest of the world had long since forgotten.

Hurricane Marie is baring her teeth right now at Malibu, and just before dark yesterday, Laird was there to SUP into a beaut, high-lining it across first point, all the way through the pier. Possibly, he didn’t even notice the pier. Also, equally possible, he was riding a pier piling.

After this wave, Laird ascended back to the galactic realm of infinity to resume his role as Silver Surfer.

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Photos: Swell Pounds California