Surfing The Wedge with Jamie O’Brien – Red Bull Wedge Sessions in Newport Beach

By on September 17, 2013

The “Wedge” is an abnormality of a wave that occurs once or twice a summer in Newport Beach, California. Normally a bodysurfing spot too dangerous to surf, J…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

24 Comments

  1. M Sawyer

    September 17, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Or maybe the distance from the moon to the top of the wave ??

  2. M Sawyer

    September 17, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Or maybe the distance from the moon to the top of the wave ??

  3. M Sawyer

    September 17, 2013 at 5:03 am

    I think we should measure it in inches or square footage

  4. Justin Walters

    September 17, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Man I saw a guy die out there a few summers ago, waves were like 20 ft high and he got slammed into the rocks

  5. Brenden Kaaikala

    September 17, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I actually use the face of the wave. If I can stand two 6ft people on top of each other on the wave then the wave must be 12ft. If the wave is is head height on a 6ft person then the wave must be about 6-8ft high. Also if you consider vernacular a big word then I feel terribly sorry for you. However if use too much common sense let me know and sorry for any confusion. Once again a haole talking out of their ass. I think everybody should follow Hawaii’s way of measurement since we invented it.

  6. Brenden Kaaikala

    September 17, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Lol for reals yeah

  7. tjaramillo83

    September 17, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Typically, many people from the mainland (such as myself) will call a wave by the height of its face. when in Hawaii and other places will judge it by the height of the back. Not rocket science, just different vernacular…….Did I use too big of words ? sorry for any confusion

  8. tjaramillo83

    September 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    then why are you talking(typing)

  9. Brenden Kaaikala

    September 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

    lol sorry I was continuing your comment about Hawaii. I heard a small boy the other day talking about 8ft faces when the waves were only 2-4ft. Me and my friends were all laughing.

  10. superskim1

    September 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

    seriously i know exactly what you are talking about i just didn’t understand your last comment lol

  11. Brenden Kaaikala

    September 17, 2013 at 7:03 am

    No we have beach similar to this on Lanai. I hate when people say 20ft when it’s barely 10ft. We had 15ft+ come in this past May I’m curious to hear what Cali surfers would call it. I hear them talk about 20ft waves and you know they’re talking out their ass.

  12. Kurt V

    September 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

    not a surfing wave, never will be

  13. giovani Dos Santos

    September 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Great way to fuck up your board seems stupid but ive never surfed it so i really cant talk

  14. superskim1

    September 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

    have you been to the beach before?

  15. Surf Love

    September 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

    hi

  16. Machster10

    September 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Seems like Jamie O’Brien is the one interfering.  Keeps hard boards off the Wedge. There are plenty of breaks for hard boarders to surf in Newport.

  17. Adam Albonni

    September 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

    how were the aerial shots filmed for this? It’s a cool view of the wedge I have yet to see…almost makes it seem like a new break/new experience. Nice work

  18. corpuscollossus

    September 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love the phrase ‘ten foot Hawaiian’. I was amped for some waves today but it was only 6 foot Glaswegian.

  19. lestliness

    September 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Ol J.O.B. has got balls of steel.

  20. bdonbdsful

    September 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

    get well soon jamie

  21. Sam McDonald

    September 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Dont surf the wedge…

  22. signevent

    September 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    cool aerial view of the wedge. only cool part of video

  23. skydiverzvideos

    September 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    1:32 straight into the ocean

  24. calihapa

    September 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    According to what I learned in my U.S. history class, the Indians were glad to see us and thankfully gave us their land.

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