The Wedge in Newport, California is known and feared the world over and is a place that is a magnet for Bodysurfers and Bodyboarders alike, who flock to the beach whenever a big swell charges out of the South. It isn’t somewhere that you would necessarily associate with Paddleboarders!
The video below shows brothers TJ and Bryce Saeman from Laguna Beach tackling the formidable wave back in 2009, and both of them take some pretty intense wipeouts for their efforts. Quite why they thought that taking on The Wedge on a SUP was a good idea is a mystery to me, but the fact they even managed to get the boards out the back deserves your full attention.
Taking on the triple overhead beach break, leashless on a Paddleboard must have been a terrifying prospect for the other water users and could have been disastrous, if the board had hit anyone, but the boys managed the session unscathed and were even relishing the thought of returning the following day! Take a look at the video below and be thankful it wasn’t you out there!