Big Wednesday

Last Wednesday Hurricane Marie served up a massive swell here in SoCal. Everyone and their mother (myself included) flocked to Newport Beach to witness the monster waves at the Wedge. Surfline's 6:30am report called it 20-25 ft. and EPIC!! By the time I got there it was more like 10-15 ft., but even so, it didn't disappoint. Hundreds of spectators lined the beach, along with news crews and choppers circling above. Unfortunately, I didn't get the "money shot" I was hoping for (kicking myself for not renting a bigger lens!), but it was still worth the trip. Looks like this guy was after it too. 

Newport Beach shore pounder, looking a lot like the North Shore of Hawaii. 

The Wedge, firing!

The Wedge, firing!

No shortage of crowds.

No shortage of crowds.

Traffic was backed up for miles, so I parked my car and rented a bike. Guess I wasn't the only one with that idea! (iPhone snap)

Traffic was backed up for miles, so I parked my car and rented a bike. Guess I wasn't the only one with that idea! (iPhone snap)