On April 22, 2016 the Wedge documentary, Dirty Old Wedge, premiered to a sold out theater in Costa Mesa, California. Director, Tim Burnham chose to premiere his debuting film effort within the Newport Beach Film Festival. The local surfing community embraced the move as the NBFF added several more showings, all of which were consequently sold out. After the movie ended to wild ovation the crew gathered outside before heading over to a local gallery for food, drinks and a rolling slideshow by Ron Romanosky.
Ron “Romo” Romanosky, Terry “Sac” Wade, Director Tim Burnham and Kevin “Mel” Thoman Between these four you can be sure you’ll feel the spirit of Wedge Crew.
Mark Cunningham made the trip over to support the effort and talk with the boys. Here he is talking shop with “The Sherriff” himself, Lee Hernandez.
Watching Bodysurfing on the big screen is a rare occasion.
Terry “Sac” Wade is easily categorized as one of the best Wedge riders in history. He no longer lives here, so talking with him about his progression was just one of the unique opportunities on offer premiere night. He’s still as stoked out as ever standing in front of a Ron Romanosky iconic slide.
Thoman and Karam putting together a token from the historic night
Locals Charlie and Jeff
Wedge Crew Celebrations
Wedge Riders Spanning the Decades
The young guns Scott and Teddy
Wedge Rider and Artist Marty
Dedicated Wedge Veteran Dare, talking with his equally dedicated son Grady
Terry “Sac” Wade passing on his one-of-a-kind knowledge to interested ears
Director Tim Burnham sharing a laugh finally getting to relax after the premiere
Rare sighting to get these guys in a shot together
Who’s talking about riding epic Wedge without Matt Larson?
John “Potato Head” Karam has always been described as having one of the smoothest styles.
Fred’s wave riding knowledge never ceases to engage.
Mother Wedge herself always best in show
Ever the showmen, Chuck, Mark and Hal
Wedge Crew guys Panama Rick and Starky