In case your not familiar the Jaws surf break is roughly three miles east of Pāʻia and just north of Pauwela from the Hana Highway (Route 36) at 20°56′36″N 156°17′52″W. A mostly unpaved road leads north from the highway between mile marker 13 and 14. The name Peʻahi for the break is a word-play on the nearby ancient area name, since the Hawaiians had several other words such as nalu for waves of water. When the Maui surfers John Roberson, John Lemus, and John Potterick were surfing the break in 1975, they noticed a sudden change in the conditions to huge dangerous waves, and gave it a nickname after the film Jaws, comparing the unpredictability to a shark attack. Either way Jaws is huge and if your not careful you might get swallowed up. Check out this great video showing an epic session filmed on a rare swell.

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