For two consecutive days, The Wedge delivered vertical drops into the abyss. Some say it was the best session of 2015 so far.

On May 4th, at 7am, The Wedge was already pumping. Hundreds of pro and amateur photographers and videographers were pointing their lenses towards the most popular peak in Newport Beach.

The conditions were simply great. Despite the lack of that warm summer sun, the barrels, wipeouts and stormy close-outs that made The Wedge famous were there. Don't complain. Just enjoy.

Blame it on the sandbar. Surfing's most inconstant variable is keeping the peak shipshape for surfers, bodyboarders and skimboarders. A powerful south swell helped too.

Unfortunately, at 10am, lifeguards enforced blackball rules. The truth is that 17 people had already been rescued from the high surf and rip currents over the weekend.