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A thick, short, hard-dumping, steep-shouldered wave or section of wave that often hooks in on itself as it breaks. Wedge waves can be formed as a swell refracts off a headland or jetty and angles across the following wave, with the wedge created at the point of intersection. Wedging waves are common at Florida's Sebastian Inlet and the aptly named Newport Beach Wedge in Cali- fornia. A wedge secti...

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