It’s an October day at Jaws, 2015. A large hurricane, named Olaf, has brought in a big swell, big waves. Although not as epic as Jaws is often known for, the wave heights this day were in the 20ft+ range. There were only a few surfers out, and they were not tow-in, which, in some cases, is the only way to catch some of the 40ft+ waves that can come into this are of Maui’s north shore. Jaws, also known as Peahi, as a particular geography that makes for fantastic big wave surf riding, for those who know how to do it, for it is rather dangerous. To take a spill on one of these massive waves will put anybody through the grinder.
On this particular day, few surfers were out in the water. Although they were towed out with jet skis, they were not towed into the waves; they had to paddle to catch the wave. Moreover, the jet skis were not there to rescue them should they take a spill and wipe out. Despite the lack of numbers, both in the water, and on the cliffs observing, as is typical of a Jaws event, it was an October day at Jaws worth experiencing.
An October Day At Jaws