Daredevil surfer conquers notorious Wedge on giant air mattress

Daredevil surfer conquers notorious Wedge on giant air mattress

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Daredevil surfer conquers notorious Wedge on giant air mattress

The Wedge in Newport Beach is famous for its towering, wedge-shaped waves that attract dozens of thrill-seeking surfers and bodyboarders during large summer swells.

Surfing Air Mattress at The Wedge from Untitled.work on Vimeo.

But last Friday, with wave faces peaking at nearly 20 feet, a man decided to test his skills on a giant air mattress, and of course the epic ride was captured on video.

Laylan Connelly of the Orange County Register identified the man as Quinn Kasbar, and reported that his stunt was the latest of a handful of madcap stunts attempted over the years on various inflatable objects.

(The Wedge is a punishing shore break that does not tolerate fools, so such attempted stunts are few and far between.)

Kasbar’s ride was a little bouncy, but he negotiated the precipitous drop to perfection and managed to avoid pulverization, undoubtedly to the delight of those watching from the shore.

The World Surf League posted the video to Facebook on Tuesday, along with this description: “When your dawn patrol alarm goes off and you don’t want to get out of bed.”

–Images are video screen grabs

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