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Tue, Dec-08-2015 03:01:45

Death-defying waves in historic Pe’ahi Challenge


History was made today at the World Surf League (WSL) Pe’ahi Challenge on Maui, after the first-ever big-wave competition was held at the famous surf break Pe’ahi, better known as Jaws. Wave faces reached upward of 55 feet and surfers hit speeds of 50 mph heading down them. Surfers were required to paddle into the waves, instead of getting towed in by a Jet Ski. Multiple surfboards were broken during the contest, and a Jet Ski operator was knocked over in the huge surf.