With both feet well and truly into 2018, I sit here looking out on a mirror calm sea on this cold and dull day, hoping the next swell fills in quickly and dreaming of warm and sunny days. What better way is there to banish the New Year blues than to snigger at a collection of the best wipeouts from The Wedge that occurred over the 2017 season?
The 3-minute clip has been put together by Man of Water who has condensed what must be hours of footage into a montage of bone jarring, back breaking and highly amusing spills and fails at The Newport Wedge. The widow-making wave doesn’t care who you are or what you ride, it is happy to smash anyone that paddles out there on whatever board they choose!
Whilst many of the spills are quite funny to watch there are a couple of wipe outs that must have left the unfortunate rider in traction or at the very least needing a few weeks out of the water. With a bit of Californian sunshine also thrown into the mix, what is there not to love? You can watch the compilation in the clip below and let us know if you have ever taking a pounding out at The Wedge?