Jaws-Normous

posted by / News / December 7, 2009

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Ian Walsh and friends find some fun 50-foot peaks in Maui

This morning was an active one. But the first thing to catch me by surprise — aside from Tom Carroll breaking his leg at Waimea and the waves breaking miles out to sea and the sea of foam just off our balcony and the genral chaos that surrounds a swell event like this on the North Shore was a text from SURFING photographer Jeff Flindt. Apparently while I was sleeping on our couch with a towel for a blanket, he joined a crew of committed hell men over to Jaws for first light. This is the text I awoke to:

Jeff Flindt: I’m in maui. Clean and big. Seen 50-footer already. Light konas, 7 skis outside with more coming. Walsh, laird, Rasta, LaurieTowner, Luke Egan, Mike Parsons and more already in lineup. 2 helis and one boat.

SURFING Magazine: How’d you make it?

Jeff Flindt: No time to talk.

Surfing Magazine:
K. Don’t die please.

Left at Jaws? With Helicopter. Charging on December 7th, 2009.  Photo: Flindt

Left at Jaws? With Helicopter. Charging on December 7th, 2009. Photo: Flindt

Laird Hamilton reliving the Endless Summer II days at Jaws.

Laird Hamilton reliving the Endless Summer II days at Jaws. Photo: Flindt

And partridge in a pear tree.  Photo: Flindt

And partridge in a pear tree. Photo: Flindt

Mike Parsons at Jaws.

Mike Parsons at Jaws. Photo: Flindt

Laird again in his front yard at Jaws.  Photo: Flindt

Laird again in his front yard at Jaws. Photo: Flindt

So the Eddie is 90 percent for the morning. This swell is relentless, turning the entire North Shore into a ski slope of foam. As stories, photos and updates come in check here. We’re deep. And our house has yet to float away. It’s close though. We have so much to tell you. The Hawaii issue is going to blow you away.

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  • http://tablistasparacristo.net CARLOS CHUMAN

    beautifullll work of our LORD, who makes those waves for our enjoyment, like the ones we have here in Pico Alto, Peru, South America
    Come and surf with us in Peru

  • Robert Simon

    There goes Jaws again, kickin’ ass. I’m loving it. And the north shore yesterday? What a stoked up party it was for those in the water and those on the beach. It doesn’t get better than that.

  • http://galimsurfschool.com shlomi

    Hello my name is shlomi I am an israei surfer age 35.
    I have been surfing all my life.
    Seeing these amazing surfers I often wander if I will ever make it out of one of these giants
    I will accept any offer to try and do so.
    for the time being I will look and admire.

  • manfred

    IMPRESIONANTE, pura adredalina….

  • http://rayburn.slide.com Alex Rayburn

    Aloha,
    Here is my little slide show of Jaws (Photos from 12.7.09)

    http://www.slide.com/r/XEc_xHLd5T9_7xpe1DOktTTf2fDah30n

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mauicoconuts MauiCoconuts

    Here are a couple HD reel clips from Monday and Tuesday:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbs0gj6Y3A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awwFYBJbB18