SAD, FINAL UPDATE:
Los Angeles Times: "Body Surfer Dies After Rescue From High Surf at The Wedge'"
He was reportedly thrown against the rocks amid 20-FOOT waves!
Waves up to
12-feet 15 feet and higher have been pounding the famous Wedge in Newport Beach this morning today. As the photo above from the city's website shows, the waves have drawn quite a crowd--even at 11:30 a.m. on a work day.
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The city's photos refresh every three minutes. They are actually screen grabs from Surfline.com, where you can watch live Wedge video (that Clockwork is too stingy to subscribe to, otherwise you could enjoy it here, too).