Jaws on Fire
There are only usually about ten days a year when huge storms in the North Pacific produce waves big enough to break at Peahi, the famous big wave spot better known as Jaws on the North Shore of Maui. It is even more unusual for strong easterly trade winds to coincide with one of these swells. The combination of these two events on February 5th this year certainly made for a spectacular scene down there. There were only about 6 sailors who made it out to challenge the 20 foot plus waves and it had to be one of the best days ever at Jaws.
Unfortunately, my foot is still not strong enough to let me get out on the water and I was more than a little jealous to have to sit and watch the perfect sets rolling in. Nevertheless it was a pleasure to watch as Jason and Robby Nash wowed the crowds with their crossover wave riding and everyone on the water put on a display of just how powerful and spectacular windsurfing can be. My camera was playing up so I was only able to take shots right at the start of the day, but here are a few of them and you can see just how perfect the conditions were!
Robbie Swift K89