13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Newport Beach lifeguard Michael Spiezia watching over the Wedge during Hurricane Marie

Hurricane Marie brought some of the largest waves in recorded history to the Wedge in Newport Beach. Thousands of spectators showed up and the lifeguards had their hands full. This shot is of Wedge lifeguard Michael Spiezia watching the water and managing the crowd.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Newport Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Adam Blake