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October 27, 2017

Pe‘ahi Challenge is ON! Maui’s Kemper Attempts 3-Peat

The Peʻahi Challenge is ON!  The event started at 12 p.m. HST today, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 after two hours on standby.
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March 27, 2017

Nervous Laughter: A Big Wave Documentary

The documentary follows local surfers as they charge some of the biggest waves from the el niño season.
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November 09, 2016

GREEN ALERT: Peʻahi Challenge Eyes Huge Swell

The Pe'ahi Challenge is now on Green Alert. The event is slated to start at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, with a massive swell heading toward the islands.
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April 01, 2016

At Home in Hoʻokipa: Up Close with Maui Surfer Ian Walsh

Maui Now recently caught up with Ian after an exciting run of events including his recent win in the HIC Pro at Sunset Beach, some powerful performances in the Triple Crown of Surfing and the Peʻahi Challenge.
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March 03, 2016

Catching Up With Kemper – Pe’ahi Challenge Champion

Raised on both the north shores of Maui and Oʻahu, Kemper has a keen awareness for the oceanic power of the Hawaiian shorelines.
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December 07, 2015

Billy Kemper Wins Peʻahi Challenge

Maui’s Billy Kemper won Sunday’s Peʻahi Challenge in massive 40-50 foot-plus surf conditions at the popular surf spot often referred to as “Jaws” along Maui’s north shore. Surfers paddled into the swell with no-tow assist making the risk that much more daunting.
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December 06, 2015

Peʻahi Challenge ON with 40-50 Foot Surf

This marks the first BWT event at Pe’ahi, famously known as ‘Jaws,’ with competitors paddling into the gigantic swell - no tow-assist will be given.
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June 10, 2015

Council Approves Funding to Buy North Shore Parcel at Kuiaha

The recently passed 2016 fiscal year budget includes a $3 million appropriation for the county's acquisition of 267 acres at Kuiaha, along Maui's North Shore.
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March 05, 2015

Maui Film Festival Sneak Peek: ‘The Wave I Ride’

In honor of Girls’ Day, Maui Film Festival revealed it has selected a feature-length documentary, “THE WAVE I RIDE: The Life of Paige Alms.” for its Celestial Cinema 10-film series. The film will be shown during the 16th Annual Maui Film Festival beginning Wednesday, June 3, and continuing through Sunday, June 7.
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November 11, 2014

Peʻahi Swell Peaks This Morning, High Surf Warning Extended

Though not XXL in size, the current warning level swell is breaking at Peʻahi (Jaws). The surf is expected to peak this morning and gradually fade.
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January 24, 2014

20-30′ Surf Prompts Extended Warning

A high surf warning has been extended until 6 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, due to ongoing hazardous conditions.
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January 19, 2014

60-Year Old Woman Airlifted After Fall at “Jaws” Lookout

A 60-year-old Maui woman was airlifted to safety after slipping and falling on a trail near the big-wave "Jaws" look-out in the Peʻahi area on the North Shore.
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January 22, 2013

Northwest Swell Diminishing, Surf Advisory Continues

A northwest swell peaked at around noon today, and is expected to gradually diminish below advisory levels overnight.
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January 21, 2013

VIDEO: Rowley Wiped Out at Jaws, Recovering

A spokesperson for Rowley told Maui Now that Rowley "copped a good pounding" and is still recovering.
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January 18, 2013

High Surf Warning to Bring 20-30 Foot Surf

An unusually long period northwest swell will bring warning level surf to the islands tonight and into the weekend. There is a High Surf Warning in effect for the North and West facing shores of Maui and Molokai; and the West facing shores of Lanai and Kahoolawe until 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
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