Down in the Southern California town of Newport Beach there is a storied wave called the Wedge that can have even the most experienced surfers and boarders quaking in their wetsuits.

It’s a steep drop-off on the ocean floor that causes this confluence of water that propells into the air with other-worldy force. This mammoth wave is made even more dangerous by the fact that it breaks in just a few feet of water, making it a short and harrowing endeavor.  

But a wave like this comes with great triumphs as seen during the recent Labor Day weekend when the Wedge unleashed its glory. A tropical depression that weekend provided some of the most outstanding conditions for a wave that has engendered legends for generations. It just quite possibly could have been the best two days at the Wedge ever captured on the following video by TheIntertia.com

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