The Wedge


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Surf forecast


Sunday, July 21st View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.3ft237°@11sec
2.0ft235°@9sec
157°@4.5mph
4.0ft
1:00am
2.3ft237°@11sec
2.0ft235°@9sec
139°@4.1mph
2.3ft
2:00am
2.3ft237°@11sec
2.0ft235°@9sec
109°@3.7mph
0.7ft
3:00am
2.4ft249°@10sec
1.9ft224°@11sec
97°@3.6mph
-0.5ft
4:00am
2.6ft261°@8sec
1.9ft212°@12sec
119°@4.3mph
-1.2ft
5:00am
2.7ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
125°@4.6mph
-1.1ft
6:00am
2.7ft274°@7sec
1.9ft201°@14sec
120°@4.8mph
-0.4ft
7:00am
2.8ft274°@7sec
1.8ft201°@14sec
120°@4.5mph
0.7ft
8:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft201°@14sec
122°@4.2mph
1.9ft
9:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft201°@14sec
150°@4.1mph
3.0ft
10:00am
2.8ft276°@7sec
1.8ft201°@14sec
175°@5.4mph
3.7ft
11:00am
2.7ft276°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
178°@7.7mph
3.9ft
12:00pm
2.7ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
182°@9.8mph
3.7ft
1:00pm
2.7ft277°@7sec
1.8ft200°@14sec
188°@9.8mph
3.1ft
2:00pm
2.6ft277°@7sec
1.7ft200°@14sec
188°@10.0mph
2.6ft
3:00pm
2.6ft277°@7sec
1.7ft200°@14sec
193°@10.3mph
2.2ft
4:00pm
2.5ft277°@7sec
1.7ft200°@14sec
187°@10.5mph
2.3ft
5:00pm
2.5ft277°@7sec
1.7ft200°@14sec
189°@10.1mph
2.8ft
6:00pm
2.5ft276°@7sec
1.7ft199°@14sec
194°@8.0mph
3.7ft
7:00pm
2.6ft276°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
188°@6.2mph
4.8ft
8:00pm
2.6ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@13sec
180°@5.0mph
5.9ft
9:00pm
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.8ft204°@13sec
159°@4.2mph
6.7ft
10:00pm
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.7ft212°@13sec
142°@4.3mph
6.8ft
11:00pm
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.7ft220°@13sec
141°@5.5mph
6.3ft

Monday, July 22nd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.7ft212°@13sec
128°@5.0mph
5.1ft
1:00am
2.9ft276°@7sec
1.7ft205°@14sec
106°@4.7mph
3.5ft
2:00am
2.9ft276°@8sec
1.7ft198°@14sec
114°@5.6mph
1.7ft
3:00am
2.9ft276°@7sec
1.7ft198°@14sec
128°@6.2mph
0.2ft
4:00am
2.9ft275°@7sec
1.7ft198°@14sec
124°@5.6mph
-0.9ft
5:00am
2.9ft275°@7sec
1.7ft198°@14sec
118°@5.3mph
-1.3ft
6:00am
2.9ft275°@7sec
1.8ft198°@14sec
114°@5.5mph
-0.9ft
7:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
117°@6.1mph
-0.0ft
8:00am
2.8ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
126°@6.3mph
1.2ft
9:00am
2.7ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
146°@6.1mph
2.5ft
10:00am
2.6ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
177°@5.9mph
3.5ft
11:00am
2.5ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
201°@6.9mph
4.1ft
12:00pm
2.5ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
219°@7.9mph
4.1ft
1:00pm
2.4ft275°@7sec
1.8ft197°@14sec
233°@7.9mph
3.6ft
2:00pm
2.3ft275°@7sec
1.9ft196°@14sec
243°@8.3mph
3.0ft
3:00pm
2.2ft254°@9sec
1.8ft215°@12sec
254°@9.2mph
2.3ft
4:00pm
2.1ft234°@10sec
1.8ft233°@10sec
256°@9.8mph
2.0ft
5:00pm
1.9ft214°@12sec
1.8ft252°@8sec
252°@8.7mph
2.2ft
6:00pm
2.1ft232°@10sec
1.8ft233°@10sec
254°@7.0mph
2.8ft
7:00pm
2.2ft251°@7sec
1.8ft214°@11sec
260°@5.6mph
3.8ft
8:00pm
2.3ft269°@5sec
1.8ft196°@13sec
265°@3.1mph
5.0ft
9:00pm
2.3ft268°@5sec
1.8ft195°@13sec
259°@2.8mph
6.0ft
10:00pm
2.2ft268°@5sec
1.8ft195°@13sec
227°@1.3mph
6.6ft
11:00pm
2.2ft267°@5sec
1.8ft195°@13sec
46°@0.4mph
6.6ft

Tuesday, July 23rd View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.1ft267°@5sec
1.8ft195°@13sec
45°@0.5mph
5.9ft
1:00am
2.1ft266°@5sec
1.8ft195°@13sec
44°@0.6mph
4.6ft
2:00am
2.0ft265°@5sec
1.8ft194°@13sec
44°@0.7mph
2.9ft
3:00am
2.0ft253°@7sec
1.8ft206°@11sec
79°@1.1mph
1.2ft
4:00am
1.9ft241°@8sec
1.8ft218°@10sec
94°@1.6mph
-0.1ft
5:00am
1.9ft229°@10sec
1.8ft229°@8sec
101°@2.1mph
-0.9ft
6:00am
1.9ft224°@10sec
1.8ft235°@8sec
74°@2.1mph
-1.0ft
7:00am
1.9ft218°@11sec
1.8ft241°@7sec
356°@2.0mph
-0.5ft
8:00am
1.9ft212°@11sec
1.8ft247°@6sec
325°@2.0mph
0.6ft
9:00am
1.8ft212°@11sec
1.7ft235°@9sec
267°@4.0mph
1.9ft
10:00am
1.8ft212°@11sec
1.6ft224°@12sec
250°@6.1mph
3.1ft
11:00am
1.7ft211°@11sec
1.5ft213°@14sec
243°@8.1mph
4.0ft
12:00pm
1.7ft205°@11sec
1.5ft213°@15sec
243°@8.4mph
4.4ft
1:00pm
1.7ft198°@12sec
1.5ft213°@15sec
244°@8.6mph
4.1ft
2:00pm
1.7ft191°@12sec
1.5ft213°@15sec
244°@8.8mph
3.5ft
3:00pm
1.7ft197°@12sec
1.5ft206°@16sec
250°@8.5mph
2.8ft
4:00pm
1.7ft203°@11sec
1.5ft200°@16sec
257°@8.2mph
2.2ft
5:00pm
1.7ft208°@11sec
1.6ft194°@17sec
264°@7.8mph
1.9ft
6:00pm
1.8ft215°@10sec
1.6ft193°@16sec
268°@7.7mph
2.1ft
7:00pm
1.8ft222°@9sec
1.6ft193°@16sec
271°@7.5mph
2.8ft
8:00pm
1.9ft228°@9sec
1.7ft192°@15sec
275°@7.3mph
3.8ft
9:00pm
1.9ft241°@7sec
1.7ft192°@14sec
276°@6.5mph
4.9ft
10:00pm
1.9ft253°@6sec
1.6ft192°@14sec
279°@5.6mph
5.8ft
11:00pm
1.9ft266°@4sec
1.6ft191°@13sec
282°@4.8mph
6.3ft

Wednesday, July 24th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
1.9ft266°@4sec
1.7ft193°@14sec
286°@4.6mph
6.1ft
1:00am
1.9ft266°@5sec
1.7ft194°@15sec
290°@4.4mph
5.3ft
2:00am
1.8ft267°@5sec
1.7ft195°@17sec
294°@4.2mph
4.0ft
3:00am
1.8ft249°@8sec
1.7ft213°@14sec
299°@3.4mph
2.4ft
4:00am
1.8ft231°@11sec
1.7ft231°@10sec
306°@2.6mph
0.9ft
5:00am
1.8ft213°@14sec
1.7ft249°@7sec
321°@1.8mph
-0.2ft
6:00am
1.8ft207°@15sec
1.6ft255°@6sec
327°@2.3mph
-0.7ft
7:00am
1.9ft201°@16sec
1.6ft261°@6sec
331°@2.9mph
-0.5ft
8:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.5ft267°@5sec
334°@3.5mph
0.2ft
9:00am
1.9ft195°@17sec
1.5ft255°@6sec
291°@5.5mph
1.4ft
10:00am
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.4ft244°@8sec
270°@7.5mph
2.7ft
11:00am
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.3ft232°@9sec
261°@9.6mph
3.8ft
12:00pm
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.3ft225°@9sec
263°@10.6mph
4.4ft
1:00pm
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.3ft217°@10sec
265°@11.7mph
4.6ft
2:00pm
1.9ft195°@16sec
1.3ft210°@10sec
267°@12.7mph
4.2ft
3:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft204°@11sec
268°@12.4mph
3.5ft
4:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft197°@11sec
269°@12.2mph
2.7ft
5:00pm
2.0ft195°@16sec
1.3ft191°@11sec
270°@11.9mph
2.1ft
6:00pm
2.0ft201°@15sec
1.5ft210°@10sec
268°@10.2mph
1.8ft
7:00pm
2.1ft206°@13sec
1.8ft230°@8sec
266°@8.5mph
2.0ft
8:00pm
2.1ft212°@12sec
2.0ft249°@7sec
262°@6.8mph
2.7ft
9:00pm
2.2ft211°@12sec
2.0ft249°@7sec
250°@5.7mph
3.6ft
10:00pm
2.2ft211°@12sec
2.0ft249°@7sec
228°@4.6mph
4.5ft
11:00pm
2.2ft211°@12sec
2.0ft248°@7sec
196°@3.5mph
5.3ft

Thursday, July 25th View hourly

Time
Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind
Tide
12:00am
2.2ft204°@13sec
2.0ft255°@6sec
167°@4.1mph
5.6ft
1:00am
2.2ft198°@14sec
1.9ft261°@6sec
142°@4.7mph
5.3ft
2:00am
2.3ft192°@14sec
1.9ft268°@5sec
127°@5.3mph
4.6ft
3:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.9ft268°@5sec
129°@5.2mph
3.4ft
4:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.9ft269°@5sec
131°@5.1mph
2.1ft
5:00am
2.2ft192°@14sec
1.9ft269°@5sec
133°@5.0mph
0.9ft
6:00am
2.1ft192°@14sec
1.8ft269°@5sec
134°@5.1mph
0.1ft
7:00am
2.1ft191°@14sec
1.8ft269°@5sec
136°@5.1mph
-0.1ft
8:00am
2.0ft191°@13sec
1.8ft270°@5sec
137°@5.2mph
0.2ft
9:00am
2.0ft191°@13sec
1.8ft270°@5sec
159°@5.8mph
1.1ft
10:00am
2.0ft191°@13sec
1.7ft270°@5sec
177°@6.5mph
2.2ft
11:00am
2.1ft191°@13sec
1.7ft271°@5sec
191°@7.1mph
3.4ft
12:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.7ft271°@5sec
205°@7.4mph
4.3ft
1:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft272°@5sec
219°@7.6mph
4.8ft
2:00pm
2.1ft190°@13sec
1.6ft272°@6sec
231°@7.9mph
4.8ft
3:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.6ft271°@5sec
242°@8.3mph
4.3ft
4:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.6ft270°@5sec
252°@8.7mph
3.5ft
5:00pm
2.1ft189°@13sec
1.6ft268°@5sec
261°@9.1mph
2.7ft
6:00pm
2.1ft202°@12sec
1.7ft255°@6sec
257°@7.8mph
2.1ft
7:00pm
2.1ft214°@11sec
1.8ft241°@7sec
251°@6.5mph
1.8ft
8:00pm
2.1ft227°@10sec
1.9ft228°@8sec
243°@5.1mph
1.9ft
9:00pm
2.2ft240°@8sec
1.8ft216°@10sec
219°@4.8mph
2.4ft
10:00pm
2.3ft253°@7sec
1.8ft204°@11sec
173°@4.6mph
3.1ft
11:00pm
2.3ft265°@5sec
1.7ft192°@13sec
139°@4.3mph
3.9ft

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Surf guide


The Wedge in Newport Beach, California, is a legendary spot. Known for its formidable waves and intense shorebreak, it stands out as a must-visit (or must-avoid, depending on your skill level) spot in Southern California.

Breaks:

Main Peak: The primary allure of The Wedge. Waves refract off the jetty, combining with the incoming swells to increase in size and produce the massive barrels The Wedge is famous for.

Cylinders: Just to the north of the main peak, Cylinders offers another take on The Wedge’s power but with a different feel. It’s slightly less intense than the main peak but can still deliver hefty waves, making it a favorite for those looking for an alternative to the primary chaos.

Season and Conditions:

Season: Best times are during summer and early fall (May to October), with south and southwest swells turning The Wedge on.

Tide: Low tide to mid tide is preferred. It gives the waves their best form and intensifies their punch. High tide works too if it’s big enough, and often times creates additional backwash that has a tendency to creep up on unsuspecting riders. If they’re lucky the’ll end up on Beefs TV.

Wind: Light or no wind in the mornings ensures clean wave faces.

Swell Direction: South to southwest swells are the key to unlocking The Wedge’s potential. Even smaller swells can turn hefty due to the break’s unique characteristics.

Crowd Dynamics:

The Wedge draws a mix: skilled surfers, bodyboarders, and spectators. With powerful waves and a limited lineup area, things can get tense. As always, respect the people around you.

Keep an eye out for the Blackball Flag. When up (usually 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during summer), only bodysurfing is allowed. No boards. Stick to the rules for safety and etiquette.

Summary:

The Wedge is about challenging yourself against nature’s power. If you’re keen to ride or just spectate, understand the spot, the conditions, and most importantly, respect the place and its rules.

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