The Wedge

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Patrick W
1 bidrag
apr. 2022
Where to start... I have been coming to this place for over 20 years. It is my church. What does the uninitiated need to know? The surf is powerful and dangerous. Physical ability combined with superior wave knowledge and selection are what's needed to be even remotely successful here. The crowd is intense and often filled with visiting pro surfers and bodyboarders. It is one of the few big waves that is regularly surfed by bodysurfers and they are some of the best in the world. If you do not know what you are doing dont go in. If you dont know what you are doing and you even try to get in the water a lifeguard will politely tell you not to.

As for the beach, it is absolutely beautiful. The water is often clear. The boats coming out of the harbor are picturesque. Because it is at the end of the peninsula, it is often relatively uncrowded on the beach. There is even quite a bit of wildlife in the area. I saw a whale in the lineup once! The jetty also makes for a nice walk and the water is clear enough to see garibaldi and other fish from the rocks.

What to know:

There are NO bathrooms. None. It's tucked away in a residential area so its pretty isolated in that regard.

Street parking only. No parking lots. So you may have to walk a little bit.

It is a summer break. Waves typically start in April go through the summer months and end in late october. The late swells of the season can be absolutely beautiful.

Black Ball: From May to October bodysurfing only from 10AM-5PM. But dont let that stop you. The bodysurfing is unbelievable here. A truly noble sport.
Skrevet 26. april 2022
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1 046 bidrag
sep. 2021
World Famous Wedge is a California coastal classic, and looking like a thrill seeker postcard on most days. No longer a secret, the area is swarmed with visitors and parking can be tough.
Skrevet 28. september 2021
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J H
NYC209 bidrag
jun. 2021
Pretty area to watch surfers and enjoy the beach. At the tip of the Balboa Peninsula. The neighborhood is clean and nice to walk.
Skrevet 10. juli 2021
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA673 bidrag
sep. 2020 • Par
It’s a very short walk out from parking/street to enjoy the beach weather and take it all in !
You can watch the boats all entering & exciting Newport From there too !
Skrevet 22. september 2020
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chainleank
San Diego, CA158 bidrag
jul. 2020
Crazy gnarly wave sets, and some fearless souls can keep you entertained all day. Its like watching humans in a washing machine.
Skrevet 15. august 2020
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David M
Vero Beach, FL10 921 bidrag
aug. 2020
I made my firs visit recently (I'm from Florida) on a green-flag day at the lifeguard stands (gentle conditions). A bunch of kids were in the water enjoying the mostly 2-3 foot waves with occasional 4-5 foot outbursts. A few weeks earlier, there had been a memorable spell of waves July 3-5. There are splendid videos at YouTube.

There is no parking lot nearby, but parallel parking on the nearby residential streets, except on street-cleaning days. Time of visit matters: The Wedge is open to surfboards and bodyboards before 10 am and after 5 am in the summer; bodysurfing and swimming only, from 10 to 5. This is where bodysurfing was more or less invented on the US mainland, using swim fins. In turn, at least two brands of surfing/lifeguard swim fins were invented at or near Newport Beach.

Main reasons for visiting the spot are the impressive jetty (and the boats coming and going) and the waves near the jetty. Even on a small day, they tend to smash rather directly on the beach, unlike the waves at Newport Pier (the Point), a much better place for casual beach visitors to be in the water. Waves bounce off he jetty, creating unusual patterns that surfers of various sorts can ride. The waves also create large rip currents on large-wave days that allow experienced users to get out beyond the surf. The big rips (here and also elsewhere in the area) have led to the distinctively Californian system of using lifeguard boats to pick up rescued swimmers (rather than attempting to return them directly to the beach) and taking them to safer points to return to the beach or, occasionally, to the harbor.

It can be worthwhile to check Surfline, the online beach camera and surf prediction service, before visiting. Conditions vary wildly and large waves can happen here on days when nearby beaches are not nearly so large.

Note that extremely big days bring out crowds. It can be worthwhile to show up before dawn.
Skrevet 1. august 2020
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themurrayfamily
Sheffield, UK307 bidrag
feb. 2020
As nice as it is to see it isn't somewhere to spend too long with when you have small children. Ours like going in the water but the waves were just too strong and big down here so we didn't stay long. Nice to visit though on a quiet week day afternoon when there really weren't many other people around.
Skrevet 27. februar 2020
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Marion Coddington
Newport Beach, CA40 bidrag
okt. 2019
Huge surf is normally at the Wedge. Surfers enjoy the huge waves. When the waves are huge, many people like to visit. They watch in awe of the surfers. During 6 months of the year, I think the sunsets are spectacular with a view of Catalina Island.
Skrevet 24. februar 2020
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coopsloop THE FOODY GUY
Vancouver, Canada57 bidrag
jan. 2020 • Familie
There were no wild surf in January, but standing at the wedge you can imagine the huge that approach between June to October. Hope to return to see the phenomena.
Skrevet 16. januar 2020
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ZiaHansen
Park City, UT522 bidrag
des. 2019
The Wedge is a beautiful place when the weather is calm, but most intriguing when the waves are crashing high with surfers enjoying he thrill rides.

Located next to the harbor entrance, you can enjoy watching boas sailing back and forth.
Skrevet 7. januar 2020
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