Even some of the most seasoned surfers get swallowed up by ‘”Jaws.”
Fifty-foot waves are commonplace at the break, located in the surfer’s haven of Pe’ahi off the north shore of Maui.
Calm before the storm … “Jaws” can sometimes look tranquil away from the giant swell.
Another surfer is eaten up by a big wave as another one paddles to escape it.
Tackling “Jaws” is certainly not for the faint-hearted … but Billy Kemper from Hawaii tames the beast during competition.
“Jaws” was given its name by three surfers in 1975 — John Roberson, John Lemus and John Potterick — due to it’s ever-changing and unpredictable nature.
One of the world’s most popular destinations for big wave surfing and wind surfing, “Jaws” attracts some of the most talented stars from across the globe.
Though while the swell can prove challenging for even the best — here Hawaii’s Albee Layer is wiped out — windsurfing legend Robby Naish told CNN it was “like a walk in the park.”
We’re not so sure …