Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): JAWS - Peahi Maui famous surf break goes off this week - pics and videos

JAWS - Peahi Maui famous surf break goes off this week - pics and videos

JAWS - Peahi Maui famous surf break goes off this week - pics and videos

By now the whole world is aware that a big storm-generated ocean swell hit the Hawaiian Islands early this week.  On Maui that means that the JAWS surf break in Peahi was epic and abuzz with activity.  Swells of about 30 feet were hammering in on the north shore on Monday and Tuesday.  This famous surf spot is hard to get to, but when the time comes, there's no stopping the crowd.  In the water were surfers and jetskis, and assorted boats.  In the air a bright yellow helicopter was getting some awesome footage of the tow-in surfing.  High up on the shore hundreds of spectators and photographers were lined up and jostling for position.  It was a circus!

Want to see some pictures of this event?  Here's some good ones I stumbled upon via a Google Alert.

 Please enjoy this video of JAWS made by my co-worker's girlfriend...

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • December 11 2009 09:17PM

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Awesome! Great pictures but Holy crud that Helicopter was getting so low, scary!
Posted by Trevella Williams, Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR (Aloha Coast Realty, LLC) over 8 years ago

lol - these are all pros and they know what they're doing.  Although I heard 3 jetskis got creamed that first day.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago

Georgina, this Wednesday, I'm leaving for Maui, and I'm loving your photos and videos of your island!  I've been hearing about these waves, and this video is amazing!  What a sense of balance those guys have!  Yikes!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Great Amature Video, nice diversion, awesome beauty and power of nature!

Posted by Dr. Blaine "Doc" Ellingson, CLHMS, CIPS, CIIIS, TRC (Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

It has been on the news here too, amazing footage and more amazing is the courage of the surfers.

Posted by Mary Strang over 8 years ago
Georgina - My boyfriend, Ron, is a surfer - always has been since he was a kid - so you know what this does to him - he has never surfed Hawaii -
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago
Thanks for sharing. Wish I could be there this week. Enjoy the holidays.
Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Georgina - I have been to and done a lot of scary things in my life but this sends chills through me!  It must be an incredible sense of freedom and power to conquer those waves.  The video is amazing.

Michael in Alexandria - Northern Virginia's Best Small City

Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) over 8 years ago

Georgina - thanks for sharing this. They was talking about the big waves the other night on the weather with the expectation that we would have some as well, although not NEARLY as big as yours. I haven't had time to take a jaunt over to the coast to see - I suspect I missed whatever might have been big surf.

I cannot imagine surfing on waves like that. I can't even imagine surfing. LOL

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 8 years ago
Wow, that video is so cool and you can tell the hard core surfers are really digging it! Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy checking in to your blog and sseing what's appening in your most beautiful part of the world
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 8 years ago
Patricia - thanks for including this in your weekly wrap up. I hope you have a great Maui vacation! If you're in Paia, drop into our office and say HI - or maybe I'll run into you in Costco!
Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago

I'm glad you liked the video and pictures of this truly amazing surf break.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago

Nice job Georgina!  I sure wish Christmas was in Maui this year!  haha

Cheron

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 8 years ago

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