09/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Blaine Denies Surfing Trip Ended In Lifeguard Rescue

DAVID Blaine claims he didn't need any help from lifeguards on Sunday as he battled the huge surf in the Hamptons -- his reported rescue was just an illusion, he says.

"We just went for a little swim. The hurricane had subsided," the magic man -- who once held his breath underwater for 17 minutes -- told The Post's Beth Stebner.

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