Hawaii’s Towering Wave: JAWS

Hard to get to, tempermental, dangerous to ride, rumored to reach heights of 120 feet on the face of the wave and move as fast as 30 mph, that’s Maui’s Jaws (Pe’ahi). You’ll know Jaws is going off when you see cars parked on the highway that parallels the site. It’s a long walk and driving to the viewing area is prohibited. The day we shot this we hiked through old pineapple fields to reach a high cliff precipice with limited space. To watch the heroic death-defying big wave riders and their tow-in partners was the thrill of a lifetime.