Early morning at the Wedge after a Category 5 hurricane generates the biggest waves in years.

Mob scene in the water.

Set waves were over 15 feet.

Second of four photos of a surfer's wild ride at the Wedge.

Doing an impression of Pipeline.

Two seconds later.

We saw some incredible bodyboard rides.

About 40 bodyboarders and a half-dozen surfers were out.

About as good as it gets at the Wedge.

Big crowd due to non-stop publicity for several days.

It was so crowded by 6:30 am that we had to park at the Balboa Pier and walk a half hour to get to the Wedge.

Newport Point (18th Street on Balboa Peninsula) was also big.

Biggest I've seen at Point (I used to live a block from here).