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Tyler Gunter

Photograph By Ginsberg/DriftwoodFoto

Every summer, south swells march down the Newport Harbor jetty in Southern California and the dirty old Wedge roars to life. There aren't a lot of surfers who will take on the mutant wave, but the local crew that braves the drop is dedicated and out of their mind. Tyler Gunter, 14, is the youngster in the group, but might charge harder than anyone.