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Surf’s up at Newport

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A lone surfer rides a 20-foot wave at the Wedge, an internationally-known spot for surfing and bodyboarding in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A surfer navigates across a cascading wave at the Wedge. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A surfer falls from his board. During the summer, the Wedge produces waves formidable even for the most experienced surfers. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A boogie boarder zips along the foot of one of the Wedge’s world-famous waves. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A boogie boarder bounces along on the water at the base of a wave at the Wedge. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A surfer races along on the water as a torrent of water follows closely behind. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A bodyboarder is driven into the water head-first by a large wave at the Wedge. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A bodyboarder goes airborne after launching himself off a wave. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A body boarder launches off a large wave at the Wedge, a popular surfing spot in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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Professional surfer Shawn “Barney” Barron, of Santa Cruz, is hit, but not knocked down, by a wave on a Newport Harbor jetty as he heads out to surf. Two fishermen were swept off a jetty across the harbor Tuesday when a large wave hit them. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A surfer leaves the beach with a broken board after riding big waves, some reaching 20 feet. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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A surfer rests after riding the waves at the Wedge. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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The sun sets Tuesday as a skim boarder waits for the right wave to ride near the Wedge in Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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