You sound like the words on a t shirt, or a tourist brochure. Neldon "AZD" Mamuad December 13, 2019 Featured Events. You will be filthy dirty by the time you get to the cliff- bring water or drinks to prevent dehydration. Let’s learn to share this beautiful World. We were there on the 14th, no machete, nothing but 4×4 only spray painted on a piece of concrete. The Pe‘ahi Challenge. We went in a Jeep driving through a “shortcut” that was a dirt surface (not a road) with tall grass and weeds growing over the top of the Jeep. Jaws became alive with surfers and spectators. Jaws can hold huge swells and provides long rides for those willing to take on this epic wave. I don’t know if that ever happened or not. The lookout on the Peahi cliffs above the break are the best vantage points outside of a boat or helicopter. Surfing Ian Walsh So cool to park at the bottom and watch that killer wave. The cliff is wonderful for viewing, but if you have the resources the best vantage point would be on a boat. Construction of big homes are in progress by the looks of our drive-by yesterday. Above all do not litter…Aloha. The 55 best big wave surfers of all time is an exclusive extreme surfing club. I had the same experience as you did watching the bad behavior of those 4wd trucks that destroyed the pineapple fields driving over them. I’m staying in Kihei but want to bus to Jaws either from Kihei or Lahaina just to see its beauty. CBD Company Named Title Partner for Jaws Big Wave…, JAWS Big Wave Championships Donates to Maui…, Jaws Big Wave Competition Gets Green Light, Alms, Kemper Crowned Jaws Big Wave Champions, New “Big Wave” Platform to Bring Year-Round Surf Content, Maui's Kemper and Alms Win 2017/2018 Big Wave Tour Titles. The towns Paia, Haiku, Kuau or Spreckelsville, have good access to the this big wave surfing mecca with surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and towsurfing all there in there backyards. In recent years surfers have started paddling in to this break that was previously only attempted as a tow-in. One of the largest surf breaks in the world is the Jaws surf break in Maui, Hawaii, with waves that reach a maximum height of 12–18 m (40–60 ft). Ours was a rental with nothing special. The big wave riders and the spectators are back at Jaws today, with the big north swell still around. “Jaws” is certainly the most well known, and also the most geographically specific name for the surf break. Share. Please view at your own discretion. Thank you so much for your words. He’s come close. After riding a spectacular 78-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal, the Hawaiian waterman entered the Guinness World Records with the biggest wave ever surfed. Pe’ahi is only “must-see spectacular” when the North Shore is having monster surf (look for high surf warnings. The weather can be hot if there are light winds. [citation needed] Hamilton prefers tow-in surfing the giant waves of Peʻahi reef (known as the Jaws surf break) on the north central shore of the Island of Maui. #peahi @goflymaui. I am on vacation and would love to go there this week.Could I please get direction to view from the cliff. The North Shore of Maui is one of the best big wave spots in the world. It’s uphill on the way back, so the walk back is more difficult. Check the surf forecasts! #Jaws is going off right now! One surfer out in the water w/ sled partner. Your email address will not be published. There were massive deep holes we would never had been able to drive over if we were in a car. Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay aren’t the only places to see big-wave surfing in Hawaii. cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships. Pe’ahi is Maui’s biggest surfing break, and the yearly Billabong XXL Global Big Wave contest has listed Jaws as the winning break more than any other place. When Jaws is going off, the top names in surfing flock here – and mere mortals follow to watch in awe. You’ve heard about Jaws, right? He hopes this is the year. The crowd was enormous as well. He asked if we were crazy, we’ll get stuck down there and be robbed. As far as driving to the overlook goes, the best route is shown in the Google Map below. When Jaws is going off, the top names in surfing flock here – and mere mortals follow to watch in awe. Jaws: interesting facts about Maui's big wave surfing break 1. If you are lucky enough to see this in person, you’re sure to appreciate the magnitude of these feats of athleticism. If you encounter locals down there, be cool, be respectful…this is a once in a lifetime spot. This surf mecca is nicknamed Jaws for good reason. All Inclusive Hawaii. The Bad News , I have been a resident of Maui almost ten years. Above are highlights from the biggest and the best session of the year so far. The road was narrow, crowded, and too dangerous to walk. Lots of bad behavior. Oh and there are no port a pottys etc. Experience Jaws, the most famous big wave venue in the world through the eyes of the local surfers that know and love Maui's North Shore. Should you get stuck, no one is coming for you (tow truck). It is located off the Hana Hwy in Haiku-Pauwela between mile markers 13-14, close to the Valley Isle Memorial Park (20.942202,-156.3006880). Thanks! That is someone’s crop and private property. It was easy to tell when a big set arrived. Is there a way to get near here on public transit? However waves which break off Nazaré in Portugal have been recorded to exceed 24 m (80 ft), with estimates of waves ridden up to over 30 m (100 ft), from trough to peak. Photo Credit: Cammy Clark, Slater and Brooke Niborsky capture the action at Jaws during the first big north swell of the 2020-21 surfing season. See photos and a video below. Aloha. “It does take a little gumption.”. On Wednesday, the 20- to 30-foot waves – created by faraway large winter storms – arrived. At the end of a 1.7-mile bumpy, one-lane dirt road, with lots of mud, locals and tourists watched from a bluff at the top of a cliff and high above the ocean where Lenny and other brave souls were surfing – or trying to surf – the monster waves. Mike. Check the surf forecasts! Then try Hookipa just down the road. In the dark, we could hear the waves crashing onto the break wall. This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. From November to March, monstrous swells can reach up to 70 feet pushing speeds of 30 miles per hour. BIG WAVE SURFING JAWS. My advice: wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and have a way to shower afterwards, so many cars kick up dust. As the sun set Wednesday, Lenny and the last of the surfers finally left the surf break. In the meantime, hug the person next to you. Tours Group and private tours of Maui's North Shore from the comfort of our custom 4x4 air-conditioned 15-seat passenger van. I was very lucky to be at Jaws Feb. 10 ( see this video by Xensr https://vimeo.com/154970043 ). Be “pono”if you are fortunate enough to experience her beauty first hand. Surfing Pe'ahi - Jaws Maui. In the series, Lenny talks about chasing his longtime dream of winning the cbcMD Jaws Big Wave Championship. Treat this island with the respect it deserves. Photos: Jaws Big Wave Championships. It was called that for a reason. That said, it can rain suddenly on the North Shore, and what looks like a sunny beautiful day can be sprinkled with sudden downpours turning the steeper parts of the road to a surface that’s as slick as ice. The Maui News This season’s Big Wave Jaws Championship Peahi has been canceled following a state decision to suspended all surf competitions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Offshore in a southerly wind. THE EXPERIENCE. these riders have set up a new scale in the definition of … Red Bull Jaws contest. I was at Peahi aka Jaws on Big Wednesday Dec. 14th 2004. It crowds the break. You get the message. The Peahi lookout is … We just arrived to the dirt road and was greeted by a man with a red machete. Just left jaws around 4pm local time. Mahalo, However, we were able to park at the Hana Road turnoff and catch rides for $10 each way — one by a commercial van, the other by an entrepeneur with a dune buggy. GPS Coordinates: 20.942202,-156.300688 It was called that for a reason. The reef and rock formation underneath increases the wave’s magnitude and forms massive barrels. Please don’t litter or leave anything behind. Jaws is what surfers christened the break there. All Inclusive Oahu … SURFING JAWS. What better way to end the year than surf big waves at Jaws, Peahi, Maui (or watching!) Found this place on accident heading back from Hana. We had only been living on Maui for a month. Mile Marker: Between #13 & 14 (Hana Hwy aka Hwy 36) We sat in that traffic on that single lane road for quite some time. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Its thunderous roar rattles surrounding fields of sugarcane and pineapple. Jaws Big Wave Championship Final: 1. (Pe’ahi is actually the name of the much larger ahupua'a.) MAHALO, Hi, we are coming to Maui the first two weeks of March and would love to be able to see Jaws. That’s the one. This 1.5 mile dirt road currently is graded to a point that cars that aren’t especially low can get in or out when it is dry. I don’t think it’s open to the public any more. If you walk down, be prepared , it’s 1.5 miles of winding dirty, dusty (muddy if wet) very narrow road. I am not sure what exact road to take from Hana Hwy. Photo Credit: Cammy Clark, Jaws surf break on Maui drew lots of spectators to watch the big wave riders. Today (1/23/20) we witnessed epic wave riding across the islands. Check out the map in this article, it shows how to get to the lookout via Hahana Rd. On a day with no big waves there will be no crowds here and walking or attempting the drive is possible. I walked it in sandals, probably a bad choice, but I was walking and following the crowd! Facilities: None There are a few places you can park off to the side of the road (be sure not to block access roads), so if walking 3 miles round-trip is not an option, you can drive in as far as you feel comfortable given the current conditions, and opt to walk the rest of the way. PC: Bryan Berkowitz for MAUIWatch. Check out the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) live wave observation charts here. For those of you interested in watching professionals surf the massive waves of Jaws, … In February, he won the prestigious Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Portugal and his sponsor Red Bull just released a TV series about him called “Life of Kai.”. As weather forecasts announced the arrival of the first big north swell of the season for Maui, excitement built from big wave riders including local star Kai Lenny to people who love to watch the action, especially at the Peʻahi surf break known as Jaws. On December 3, 2007, when Brett Lickle was towing Hamilton into a wave on the Maui north shore, called "Egypt", a wave knocked Lickle from the watercraft. “The only big name out here is Kai Lenny, and he’s been out here all day nonstop,” said Brooke Neborsky, who arrived at the Peʻahi Lookout at 5 a.m. and stayed until sunset. If your not surfing or not with somebody who is, please don’t come on a boat. Thanks alot dude, useful info, me and my family are going to check it out if the conditions are prime. The surfer from Maui and first female Big Wave Champion (2016) claims her third career win at Pe'ahi in perfect barreling conditions. It was the real beginning of the big wave season in the Northern Hemisphere, and it started off with a bang. Facebook; Twitter; ... "AZD" Mamuad is a pioneering social media entrepreneur who created MAUIWatch to solve the problem of breaking news on Maui. 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