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The Wedge

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Tony K wrote a review Sep 2020
Moreno Valley, California510 contributions178 helpful votes
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 !
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Date of experience: September 2020
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chainleank wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California156 contributions131 helpful votes
Crazy gnarly wave sets, and some fearless souls can keep you entertained all day. Its like watching humans in a washing machine.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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David M wrote a review Aug 2020
Vero Beach, Florida10,732 contributions109 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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themurrayfamily wrote a review Feb 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom301 contributions119 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Marion Coddington wrote a review Feb 2020
Newport Beach41 contributions49 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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