The Wedge is a Freak!

If you aren’t familiar with the “Wedge” in Newport Beach, CA let me tell you that the place is an anomaly. A rock jetty was built to protect the entrance to Newport Harbor and it formed one of the gnarliest waves I ever had the pleasure to witness. It’s unique angle and shape takes the power of one wave bounces it off the jetty and then combines it with the second wave of the set.

You’ll notice in the pictures that I’m facing the shore but your looking at the skim boarder profile, that is because he is riding the force of the wave bouncing off the rock jetty and then it is “Wedging up” and combining with the second wave of the set.

This is a nice picture of the wave.

Not so nice. The problem is you never know how crazy it will get till it’s too late haha

Riding the Power off the jetty about to get shacked by the wedge.

It almost always barrels but on larger sets it has this double slab and it drops out with out warning

Here is a shot from the beach  to show you how massive it can get… After that my favorite crashes

If you don’t get pounded onto the beach the next set will get you.

Why would you put your body thru this punishment? because when it’s good it’s great

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2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on rembeau and commented:
    I’ve surfed this wave, and no joke, it really is a freak. Nothing about it’s location indicates it should do what it does … but it does!!! And, man, on a good day, this wave is So Much Fun!!!

    May 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

  2. Great photo sessions!! Awesome pics

    May 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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