Photos: January Jaws

posted by / Photos / January 18, 2014

All big-wave sessions begin in the dark. This is a fact.

All big-wave sessions begin in the dark. This is a fact.

It's a game of timing. Albee Layer and Dege O'Connell, right on queue.

It's a game of timing. Albee Layer and Dege O'Connell, right on queue.

See? Timing. Albee Layer, right time and place.

See? Timing. Albee Layer, right time and place.

Safety never looked so fun. DK Walsh.

Safety never looked so fun. DK Walsh.

Off the Ski, DK takes his turn and makes it worthwhile.

Off the Ski, DK takes his turn and makes it worthwhile.

Frank Solomon.

Frank Solomon, a solo man.

Garret McNamara and the opposite of Nazare.

Garret McNamara and the opposite of Nazare.

Jamie O'Brien and Kalani Chapman.

Jamie O'Brien and Kalani Chapman.

Jamie makes the thirty-minute flight from Oahu worth every second.

Jamie makes the thirty-minute flight from Oahu worth every second.

This is what Billy Kemper would look like if you were psycho enough to surf Jaws.

This is what Billy Kemper would look like if you were psycho enough to surf Jaws.

Big Bill.

Big Bill.

Dege O'Connell pumps the brakes where most men would be pedal-to-the-floor.

Dege O'Connell pumps the brakes where most men would be pedal-to-the-floor.

The one, the only Keala Kennelly.

The one, the only Keala Kennelly.

A playground for the daring.

A playground for the daring.

Lenses, ladies and more.

Lenses, ladies and more.

Kohl Christenson.

Kohl Christenson.

Why wouldn't there be a helicopter?

Why wouldn't there be a helicopter?

Yuri Soledad, beast.

Yuri Soledad, beast.

Mark Healey calls it a (very successful) day.

Mark Healey calls it a (very successful) day.

Peter Hayes enters the trance.

Peter Hayes enters the trance.

Ryan Hipwood, doing Ryan Hipwood things.

Ryan Hipwood, doing Ryan Hipwood things.

There weren't too many good lefts, but these guys will be damned if they didn't try.

There weren't too many good lefts, but these guys will be damned if they didn't try.

Ezekiel Lau.

Ezekiel Lau.

Three's company with Tyler Larronde.

Three's company with Tyler Larronde.

Kala Alexander brings us home.

Kala Alexander brings us home.


Don’t ask California, but the North Pacific can’t stop and it certainly won’t stop. Hawaii has been incessantly firing and 2014 just had its bell rung with a good day at Jaws. An international gang of hellmen were there to sip it all in, and Brent Bielmann was there to make sure their feats wouldn’t go uncelebrated. This gallery is from one day — January 17, 2014 — at Jaws and we hope you enjoy it. With an ever bigger swell set to shake things up next week, stay tuned for more from the trenches.

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6 Responses to “Photos: January Jaws”

  1. Mik says:

    Wow. great photo journalism.

    Thnx SURFING / Brent

  2. Dan says:

    Beautiful work, Brent.

  3. Q says:

    https://vimeo.com/78486297

    There’s a few barrels in Nazaré =)

  4. Derek Williams says:

    Great mix of photos. The photographer must of got paid a good amount of money to be moving around like he did ? I thought Brian Bielman was an older male ?

  5. Mick Ryan says:

    I was there ! EPIC day, watching the pros and huge waves, fucking awesome experience

  6. zeus says:

    this is what surfing is all about. bravo.

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