Tuesday, August 5, 2008

in closing

well today was our 2nd to last day, but technically our last day in cali, b/c we won't be doing the beach tomorrow, we will be doing west hollywood and los angeles.  this has been the best vaca, but there was one thing we didn't get to see which i wish i knew about before tonight! 

"the wedge" let me set this up for you...

matt and i have this movie "riding giants" it is our all time favorite movie, i mean it is awesome, it is all about big wave surfing, there are these amazing surfers and they do crazy stuff, well no one ever thought there were "big waves" in cali, and when i say big i mean like 15-20 feet tall!  until a guy found a wave about 25 miles off a cliff in san fran, he called it mavericks, it is awesome, i mean guys got whipped around on this wave, in fact a prof. surfer died there. 
so matt and i were in huntington at the beginning of this trip and happened to come across, greg knoll, practically the grandfather of surfing, he is absolutely amazing he was in riding giants, he was signing books at a store, which i am kicking myself now for not getting one now. 

well tonight we were talking about if we would ever want to go to san fran, and i said the only reason i would want to go would be to check out mavericks, i mean i'm all for sightseeing, just not an entire vaca, and what else would we do there?  well, my dad chimes in why don't you go to "the wedge" and we are all like "huh???" 

the wedge: bodysurfing/surfing spot located in newport beach, when supplied with a south swell of the proper size and direction it can produce huge waves as spectacular and intimidating as any in hawaii/tahiti/australia

so in short it is the only thing, i am aching to see, which we will miss, apparently the waves we like 15 feet last weekend because of the hurricanes, and on a daily basis the swells are 5-7 feet, but the crazy thing is the waves don't break in waist deep water, they break ON THE SHORE, i attached a video, it is crazy, so enjoy!



1 comment:

chipman said...

That is one of the most awesome videos I have ever seen I love it. Can't wait to ride a waveskater at the wedge.

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