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Latitude: 48° 22.061' N
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the pull out to access the trailhead is on Hwy 112 about a mile after snow creek and a mile before the village is you pass the cemetery you've gone too far...There is a pull out close to the cemetery where you can see the spot from the road. If there is any wave at al get your butt down to the beach because it might be gone by the time you get there...
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name The Wedge/The Wall
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Park your car out of the way because you'll be leaving it unattended for awhile. It's eaisier to pack your stuff down than to repair your wetsuit. The trails here are muddy and the bushes are thick.
If you are a longboarder and like your stick I'd pass on this break. If the trail down doesn't ding your board to hell, the elevator drop at 3rd beach will more than likely cause a stress fracture or you will drill the nose while pearling It's that steep of a take off! In fact I would argue that this spot (on most days )should be reserved for spongers the darn wave jacks up into a nice teardrop barrel then backs off totally giving one the best acid drop take offs a mushy come down...Now remember I said "most" days on the other days this place rivals Seaside, OR for punch if not length A big day the can reach faces of 25 ft plus turning a steep cove beachbreak into a firing monster point I've seen waves rip huge pines off the cliffs.. tossing them like toothpicks into the soup!
I'd say this spot is Number 1 or 2 on the top waves of washington count down. it's only competition being the reef break on the Cape!
By mikehainsworth , 19-06-2012
longboard the wedge - I've surfed there several times with a longboard. Yes, the hike is muddy and slippery, but if you have a decent board bag, you will be fine.
Also, the drop can be steep, but you can surf the shoulder. I've surfed all over that wave with a 9' longboard.
By Labegan , 05-11-2009
Give it up - THis place has no locals unless you are from the tribe...just surf it and shut up.
By Anonymous , 27-02-2008
check it out the wedge on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOjkLQyz2g