Watch: Raw footage of the Wedge

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

It ain't pretty but my god it looks like fun.

It's the dirty ol' Wedge under a monochrome marine layer, walls of water pinballing off the breakwater, compressing upwards two and three times higher before detonating in a shorebreak clouseout.

Here's ten minutes of carnage to pick your way through.

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Aft3rd4rk commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 3:12pm

Gotta love some Wedge carnage :-)

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simba commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 5:30pm

Also heres JOB and mates in tiny wedge but the skim boarder is having fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6MW77FvtnI

simba

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 17 May 2019 at 6:56pm

That would be so much fun

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Blowin commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 8:05am

Looks like an excellent opportunity to hurt yourself badly.

Maybe the best I’ve seen it look though.

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shoredump commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 8:15am

Charming all American architecture seen in the homes off the back of this wave too. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Newport has a great vibe, despite how bland the beach looks. I’m a sometimes whomper there. A mate of mines great grandmother bought the island behind it Balboa, for a song many years ago when everyone else thought it was just a sinking sandbar. She made an unspeakable windfall selling it off piece by piece

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 8:24am

Blowins thoughts were exactly the same as mine.

Best footage ive seen of it, actually peeling and guys making barrels.

But fark you could still hurt yourself so easy out there, must be some serious spinal injuries happen there.

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Johnyuleanderson commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 9:52pm

There’s actually footage of a guy out there who died shortly after a wipe out - it’s no joke. injuries and fatilities galore

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Bsm17 commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 9:05am

There got some balls surfing fibre glass boards out there. Heavy enough without that carnage

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gunther commented Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 5:46pm

Happy to never surf this joint or Pipe...gotta be the 2 most injury prone waves on the planet

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 1:58pm

Wonder how good the local spinal care unit is

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AndyM commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 5:03pm

Yeah don't know what'd be more painful, getting drilled into the bottom or standing next to the fella doing the filming.

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The Fire commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 7:36pm

Love the commentary, worth watching for that alone if your a bit undecided.

Peace maaaan..

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JackStance commented Sunday, 19 May 2019 at 8:04pm

I like seeing boogers, dropkneers and standups all giving it bash, and the party wave... seems like they've all got there surfing 'community' values in order.. a bit of anarchy, a lot of fun. and the spiritual home of skim boarding.. those dudes have epic good attitudes generally.

maybe we could take a few pages from their book.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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the Pearl commented Monday, 20 May 2019 at 12:08am

seen it clean and epic in the late 80's.. and JackStance u legend u