Watch: Big Waves Hit The Wedge in Southern CaliforniaA big south swell rolled into the iconic surf spot this weekend
When big waves hit The Wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., as they did this weekend, crowds gather to watch. Ambulances sometimes hover nearby, too. That's because waves reflect off a jetty near the surf break and magnify, creating towering peaks that break in shallow water. It's treacherous.
Bodysurfers, bodyboarders and sometimes even surfers drop in -- occasionally at the same time. Exhibit A: this video, shot Saturday, Sept. 1.
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