The Wedge delivers a bodyboarders-only day

April 1, 2015 | Bodyboarding
The Wedge: boards don't like it | Photo: Raniel Diaz/Creative Commons

The Wedge delivered a classic bodyboarding day, with all the traditional ingredients: wipeouts, closeouts and wrong decisions.

The most popular spot in Newport Beach, California, could also be named "Bone Breaker," or "Board Crusher." At least, that's what frequently happens in The Wedge.

The 28th March 2015 will certainly mark the season, as solid 12-foot plus peaks peeled down the line from dusk till dawn. And bodyboarders probably rode seventy-five percent of all waves.

But you'll watch almost everything. There are spectacular wipeouts, unexplained wave choices, suicidal tendencies, drops into the abyss, and great escapes.

Experience is not the major variable in a wave like The Wedge. There's always a good fortune factor or, if you prefer, the luck of the Irish. Alright, the wave randomization theory is also valid.

At The Wedge, it's okay to claim a wave. Because you never know if you'll have the chance of getting out the next time.

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