The Wedge is Newport’s crown jewel. It’s a freak of a wave–one of those weird oddities that, when it turns on properly, attracts a whole hell of a lot of attention. It’s one of the few places where the emphasis isn’t on making the wave to completion. Instead, the emphasis is on the shack. If you’re doing it right, nine times out of ten you’re not making it out. And that’s ok.
On Friday, the Wedge turned on for the first decent swell of Spring 2017… and as always, it was incredible.