The Wedge, located at the end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California, is a world famous, man-made beast of a wave. Since its creation, people have flocked from all over to see it in its mythical form. Wedge waves can be as powerful as any on Earth. It is a place where injuries are common and where even deaths have occurred.
Dirty Old Wedge is a documentary film that will showcase the history of the Wedge starting from its creation in the 1930s. A unique assemblage of bodysurfers which has come to be known as the “Wedge Crew” will be one of the focal points of this film, highlighting their relationships with the wave and with one another. It’ll also explore the innovation of the bodyboard as well as surfing and skimboarding, then the birth of Blackball in the 90s along with its more recent resurrection.
In order to get this film out there, they need a hand from the surf community; therefore, there is a Kickstarter campaign looking for backers, with a range of rewards from tickets for the premiere to Executive Producer credits, as well as fins and kneeboards in between.