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The Wedge, Newport Beach

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Wedge is a spot located at the extreme southeast end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California known for its large waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing, and for bodysurfing without a board in particular. The Wedge is the intersection of the beach and of the man-made jetty that forms the breakwater on the western side of Newport harbor entrance. When a south or south/southwest swell is running of the right size and direction, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet (9.1 m) high.

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  • Pretty area to watch surfers and enjoy the beach. At the tip of the Balboa Peninsula. The neighborhood is clean and nice to walk.  more »
  • It’s a very short walk out from parking/street to enjoy the beach weather and take it all in ! You can watch the boats all entering & exciting Newport From there too !  more »
  • Limited parking, known for daredevils during high surf conditions. Otherwise it's a nice place to walk on the beach.
  • Great surf theater! Worth a visit. Parking difficult.

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