Southern California’s mutant wave known as the ‘Wedge’ came to life last weekend in Newport Beach creating a playground like no other. Spectators traveled far and wide to watch the monstrous towers of water slam against the Orange County coastline. A few surfers, joined by countless spongers, braved the lineup putting on a show for the crowd that packed the sand.
Filmmaker Brecht Vanthof captured some of the best moments during the giant south swell as athletes hurled themselves off the vertical ledge, wave after wave. Despite some cringe-worthy wipeouts, feel your heart race while watching this four-minute clip of surfers executing what seems to be the impossible:
Video by Brecht Vanthof
Newport locals from ShoresCrew.com caught their own series of nasty wipeouts from the wedge last weekend! Check out their edit here: