The Wedge Reviews and Ratings
(United-States – CAL – Orange County)
Visitor reviews of The Wedge surf break
December 29, 2012
joseph from United States
Pretty gnarly. Don't wear a leash - you'll get screwed because it moves so much water and it's so thick that if you want to back out and you have your leash on your board will pull you over, but it's a shore break so it doesn't matter you will go over the falls at least one time and you will get drilled if you go over head first. Tuck into a ball or put your hands out and when you feel the sand, roll. Some people break their necks and some die, but worth the risk if you get the side wave and get pushed into a perfect barrel. Don't bother going if it's not a south swell. Over all best spot in Newport for body boarding and body surfing.
The Wedge Ratings
Based on 6 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 5.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: The Wedge is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 3.4
(1: The Wedge is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in United-States - CAL - Orange County. 5: the best break in United-States - CAL - Orange County).
Difficulty Level: 4.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.8
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: The Wedge can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at The Wedge, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at The Wedge are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: The Wedge is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to The Wedge requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 2.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near The Wedge for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at The Wedge is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: The Wedge is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at The Wedge, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near The Wedge where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 6 votes. Vote