Piersol. Others not as famous—Rob, Sean, Marty, Potato—have made Wedge body surfing an obsession as much as a sport.
It’s the West Newport Jetty that creates the classic rebound “wedge” wave during summer south swells. The West Jetty has been built and rebuilt four times: in 1916-
1918, 1927-29, 1934-36 and again in 1996-97.
With each jetty rebuild the waves changed. Today the famous Wedge peak remains, but its once-great corner bowl has vanished to the sea.