VIDEO: Rowley Wiped Out at Jaws, Recovering

January 21, 2013, 1:42 PM HST · Updated January 21, 1:51 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

This image of Jeff Rowley at Jaws captures the moment before he collided with the wave.

This image of Jeff Rowley at Jaws captures the moment before he collided with the wave.

Australian surfer Jeff Rowley was wiped out attempting to surf at Peahi, better known as the big wave surf spot “Jaws.”

The incident reportedly happened Jan. 18 at around 5 p.m. The wave height was estimated to be 20 feet.

Spokesperson Minnie Vuong told Maui Now that Rowley “copped a good pounding” and is still recovering.

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Rowley has successfully surfed “big waves” at Jaws previously, including 50+ foot waves.

Video supplied by the Rowley crew.

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