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The Wedge: Emmy-nominated documentary chronicles the perfect point break




Bob Rogers, writer, host, and co-producer of “The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy,” which was directed by Off-Ramp contributor RH Greene.
Bob Rogers, writer, host, and co-producer of “The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy,” which was directed by Off-Ramp contributor RH Greene.
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UPDATE 6/4/2015: "The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy," was just nominated for an Emmy! Congratulations to Off-Ramp contributor R.H. Greene and the rest of the documentary crew. The doc is streaming for free now on the Emmy's website site.

In the 1920s, the Newport Harbor channel in Orange County was such an amazing surfing spot that Duke Kahanamoku — the original Big Kahuna — relocated from Hawaii so he could surf Newport daily.

But that perfect point break routinely wrecked ships and took lives. Off-Ramp contributor R.H. Greene has directed a new TV documentary called "The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy." It tells the story of the Rogers, one of Newport's founding families, and the Depression-era tragedy that changed their lives and the California coastline forever.

“The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy” is written, hosted and co-produced by filmmaker and family scion Bob Rogers, who joined Greene for an interview in Newport Beach.

"The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy" premieres Friday, May 23, at 6:30 pm on PBS SoCal Plus.