The Wedge Forecast: 20-Foot Waves

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Waves up to 20-feet high are expected at the Wedge in Balboa this weekend.

A strong Antarctic storm churning up waves off New Zealand is expected to start bringing more of the same to our coast by Thursday, with experts predicting local swells continuing to grow through the weekend.

What were forecast as 4- to 6-foot waves at the Wedge by 11 a.m. today are expected to be 10- to 14-feet at the same time Thursday, reports Surfline, which predicts the largest wave sets of the summer with possible beach erosion and coastal flooding.

Here's what may be coming:

Photo by Keith May/OC Weekly
Surf's up at the Wedge in August 2009.

Click here to see more photos from the Wedge, August 2009.

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The Wedge: Come for the show, stay for the devastation.

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