"Dad, even you aren't good enough to surf these waves"
"Whoa, I can't believe it's so big."
"I'm just glad we found parking."
These were someone of the conversations taking place on the sand while The Wedge in Newport Beach put on a show for locals and tourists alike. Waves were in the 20-30ft. range and provided challenging situations for surfers and bodyboarders alike. Jamie O'Brien has since become a Wedge local and caught a couple big sets, before snapping his Catch Surfboard!
By 8am, the surrounding streets and alleys closely resembled the 405 Freeway as people circled for parking as it was pretty much full by 7am. Did I mention Wednesday's are street sweeping days meaning the right side of all the streets are "No Parking"? Talk about parking ticket revenue for the city of Newport Beach!
If you have never seen the Wedge break during a big south swell in person, than I highly recommend you make plans! While pictures and videos provide good coverage, it is hard to experience the excitement that surrounds this place when it's firing. Enjoy the pictures!