Paddling Peahi

Known far and wide as the Mecca of tow-in surfing, recently some intrepid souls hit up Peahi, AKA Jaws, the old-fashioned way: they paddled in. Dealing not only with the ferocious 20-foot-plus swell but intense offshore winds, Dan Healey and Greg Long (winner of the 2009 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau) and a posse of others actually caught some solid waves.

Above is a pic of Ian Walsh doing dangerous things, and below is a pic of the surfer who made Jaws famous--Laird Hamilton--from the film that made Jaws and tow-in surfing famous: the 2004 documentary Riding Giants.

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