HISTORY

Posted: November 7, 2010 at 7:59 am

The Wedge  at Newport Harbor  is California’s best known bodyboarding wave. A longtime haven for bodysurfers in the sixties the first  local bodyboarders were Dan Taylor, Ron Romanosky,Mike Rovetto, Scott Scholton and  James Sowell.The Wedge sits directly North of Newport Harbour and is best on a extremely big south swell. The waves bounce off the harbour jetty forming a side wave which meets up with the next wave to form a peak. This peak throws out into shallow water creating a very hollow tube.Wedge veterans include Matt Allen and Chad Barba.This photo was taken in the very early seventies long before bodyboarders filled the lineup.

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