The world-famous Wedge was jam packed on Big Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 as a huge crowd gathered to watch the Newport Beach massacre. Daring surfers and body boarders rode the 20-25 ft high surf. The massive waves were produced by Hurricane Marie pumping up the coast of Southern California, now thought by many to be the “Storm of the Century”.
Video by James Hoffstetter
From foamie to freshie, Hawaiian surfer Jamie O’Brien was filmed doing a board swap mid-surf on the mutant waves at the Wedge. Check it out:
Video by Steven Miller
Lifeguards warn beachgoers that, “when in doubt, don’t go out.” Even experienced surfers took a beating this time around. The ocean can be frightening with large swells, but many surfers have been waiting for this moment.
Video by thepiedcrow
Video by Southern California Weather Central
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