Robby and Jason were the lucky ones to be on Maui for an incredible Jaws session.
Robby: "The swell had been under-forecast so many international surfers didn't show up for it and the Eddie contest was taking place on Oahu so we had a relatively uncrowded lineup at Jaws and it was one of the biggest and fastest swells I have ever seen there!"
Jason: "Extremely frustrating day for me at Jaws. Everything that could go wrong did. I wiped out on my first wave and ended up on the rocks . My gear somehow got wrapped around a boulder, right at the bottom of the shore-break. It was so massive inside I had to wait for the perfect time to slide down and get the mast track off the board. I tried multiple times, and eventually my luck ran out and a rouge wave hit myself and the gear and ripped the deck-box out of the board.
I had extra gear in the channel so I tried two completely crazy attempts to paddle out through the shore break, each time going over the falls backwards and back onto the slippery boulders with hundreds of spectators cheering and screaming.
It really was a complete shit-show at that point. I decided the only option was to do the long walk up the cliff and hitch-hike down to Paia, get another ski and blast back up to jaws. By now, the 2hrs of rock demolitions with the shore break had taken its toll on my body and I was beaten up badly and needing stitches in my foot, but I wanted more as I knew the swell was building for the afternoon session.
I arrived back at 4pm to see the sets bombing, so I rigged up and once again I wiped out on my first wave and went straight back on the rock . I’m totally dead now laying in bed, cut and banged up from head to toe, but glad not to be seriously injured. Live to fight another day, but I’m still so pissed I missed out on this special massive day. I was only able to catch two waves in 6 hrs."
Check back here soon for the full video, but in the meantime here are some photos from the day!