When the infamous Wedge in Newport Beach is on, it’s an absolute cluster. Looky-loos armed with cell phones pepper the sand, and it’s not uncommon to see news trucks show up for a piece of the action. The stadium-like atmosphere can cause some in the lineup to do things they might not otherwise do. Like turn on a wave you already see Pipeline specialist Jamie O’Brien scratching into on a foamie.
The edit above is rife with impressive tubes during JOB’s recent jaunt in Newport Beach. But, if you don’t have the patience, flick ahead to 3:22 where Jamie paddles into an impressive set wave atop an unsuspecting fellow surfer. The man then tries to pull out and, well, let’s just say things don’t work out.