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!
When it’s on, huge crowds gather to watch the bodysurfers, bodyboarders and surfers throw themselves into the spectacular man made wave, which more often than not ends with a closeout or brutal wipeout.
Crowds gather along the beach to gasp, laugh and wince as riders of all types of surfcraft, get smashed, pitched, drilled and pounded into the Southern Californian sand
ThUnder has been filmed and edited by Alex Verharst and the four-minute film features The Wedge at it’s biggest and baddest best!
There were a few surfers who also paddled out to have a crack, and although they certainly gave it a good go, it was the Bodyboard crew who owned the session.
Hurricane Marie has been responsible for serving up some of the biggest surf that California has seen in 10 years and it seems that most of the local population have turned out to witness the massive surf in California.
Today we bring you two clips that shows The Wedge as you have never seen it before, as the footage has been captured by drones.
People took to the water on Stand Up Paddleboards, Surfboards and Bodyboards, but it mattered not what you were riding, very few managed to ride out to a clean exit!
Newport Wedge is not a place where you regularly see Surfers, let alone Paddleboarders, for the majority of the time it is a playground for Skimboarders and Bodyboarders.
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.