Monday, December 28, 2009

Jaws, Maui on Christmas Day

Maui photographer Jimmie Hepp, is sharing a fantastic photo with us again. Jaws or Pe'ahi as it is called by the locals, is a deep water reef break where dare devil surfers enjoy an epic challenge. The waves can reach a dangerous 70 ft. height and move as fast as 30 mph so unless you are a very experienced surfer you would be advised to settle with watching. Jimmie went out on Christmas morning and took 1000 shots of the waves, which he says were the biggest he has ever seen. Jaws is located on the northern side of the island between mile markers 13 and 14 on the Hana highway and sits at the base of rolling sugar cane field hills. For more great photos by Jimmie, visit his website where you can also purchase prints.

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  1. The picture is beautiful, but the size of those waves you described sound terrifying!

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  3. Truly spectacular waves in Maui! Definitely competition for the North Shore of Oahu. Can't imagine any of the Maui surfers want to risk their lives in those waves! The size of those waves even scares me just watching the surfers...Pua