Pros surfing crazy high tides at the Wedge

The Wedge is a surf and bodyboard spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach (California) known for its large wedge shaped waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing. During a south or south/southwest swell of the right size and aligned in the swell window, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet high. The characteristic of this wave is that in a few meters it passes from a small wave to a giant wave -of up to 9 meters- that can even come in another direction, making it really difficult not to suffer a wipeout.

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The waves are a by-product of alterations to the rock jetty on the west side of the Newport Harbor entrance undertaken during the 1930s. When conditions are right, and a wave approaches the shore at the proper angle, an approaching wave will reflect off the jetty creating a second wave. The reflected wave meets up with the following wave of the set and forms a peak, and this pattern can repeat for several following waves as well. If the reflected and incoming waves align the resulting wave is bigger than either alone due to constructive interference. This occurs very rapidly and forms waves in a very unpredictable and “unstable” pattern, so that no two waves are alike and the exact breaking point is difficult to predict even for an experienced surfer.

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The Wedge, is considered one of the best waves to surf in the area. Slipping into this madness is not easy, hard moments, perfect waves and others that crush you. The giant waves hit The Wedge, make this an unforgettable experience.

The Wedge ain’t a place for the weak or the faint of heart. The Wedge is a place where you’re going to take beatings, and the beatings are going to be bad ones. It’s part of the allure—no one really expects to make it out unscathed. Tyler Stanaland, a man who knows the Wedge like the back of his hand, was there with a few friends the past weekend

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The usual The Wedge surfers Tyler Stanaland, Kalani Robb, JJ Ayala, Blair Conklin, Tyler Dawson, Brad “Lawyer Brad” Kuhn, Brandon Clark, Mike Harris and more attempt to surf, skim and bodyboard the Wedge during a couple crazy high tides above five feet !!! All raw footage was filmed during two back to back mornings in mid-November.

As you can see in the images, the wipeouts of surfers and bodyboard riders are multiple, to which we must add that they already occur on the shore, to touch the sand, which increases the danger.

By the way, the swell was not limited to a single day, but there were ‘good’ waves and good wipeouts for two days in a row

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Pros surfing crazy high tides at the Wedge
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Pros surfing crazy high tides at the Wedge
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The Wedge is a surf and bodyboard spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach (California) known for its large wedge shaped waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing. During a south or south/southwest swell of the right size and aligned in the swell window, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet high. The characteristic of this wave is that in a few meters it passes from a small wave to a giant wave -of up to 9 meters- that can even come in another direction, making it really difficult not to suffer a wipeout.

Meisabel Laversa
Meisabel Laversa is a ful-time writer on Aqua Sports TV
40 thoughts on “Pros surfing crazy high tides at the Wedge
  1. Return of big boy in pink

  2. Big Boy!

  3. Where is that

  4. Even a JJ cameo!

  5. Robbie cameo ……yes!🤙🤙🤙🤙

  6. ummm its a shorebreak…

  7. Phil Dunphy films the wedge now?

  8. Love boss hog at the end

  9. Ha HA thats great videoing and commentary…..

  10. Is the water cold there?

  11. Check ur dm

  12. 40k views all because of Lawyer Brad

  13. Yikes

  14. sometimes I just listen to BEEFS videos

  15. This is asshole stuff dumpy
    Estupide

  16. Cool to see getting shots in the water. Completely different views 😎👍👍👍👍🤪

  17. I live in San Diego we would do Wedge trips and camp on the beach about 10 miles from the Wedge in the 70’s. We body surfed Cylinders mostly. The boogie board was just coming out. I like dropping in and not worrying about the board. Anyway great video brought back memories. 😎👍👍👍👍🤪

  18. Wrong day at The Wedge. It is really best for sponges, bodysurfing and skimboards. Not great surfing close outs. This day it was not breaking more than shorebreak.

  19. Nobody vlogging today, has as many pros surfing for them as you do Chris! Keep doin it. NOBODY! Not to mention the best skimboarder in the milky way!

  20. Damn Chris, late on saying whats up?! Always killin it big dog!

  21. brad is ripped

  22. Everyone needs a friend to tell them when they are blowing it. :o)

  23. thumbs up for slow-mo audio

  24. Why is there literally nothing like this on the south coast of NSW, Australia

  25. Was that the guy with the long toe nails?

  26. Thumbnail on point!

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