Maui Surf

PHOTOS: Pe’ahi “Jaws” Swell Week of Dec. 7

December 9, 2014, 11:03 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 11:21 PM
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By Meteorologist Malika Dudley / Email: [email protected]

**Click on the image to view it larger. Mahalo to Sofie Louca of Fish Bowl Diaries, Keale Lemos, Aaron Lynton Productions, Edward Baldwin, Ned Simonds and Jimmie Hepp for their photo submissions. Follow them on FB and if you recognize any of the unidentified surfers please tag them.**

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Big wave surfers were in for a treat this week with several days of Pe’ahi “Jaws” size surf. The first Pe’ahi swell swept in over the weekend and surfers were out charging on Sunday Dec. 7, 2014. A new northwest swell filled in on Monday bringing waves to Pe’ahi on Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. Yet another northwest swell peaked on Wednesday Dec. 10 at heights of up to 35 foot faces (or more) for Jaws. Thursday wave heights were still up early in the day before beginning to slowly fade later in the day and through Friday.

A High Surf Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the time period of Tuesday through Thursday afternoon.

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The NWS advises the public to expect ocean water occasionally sweeping across portions of beaches, very strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents. Large breaking surf, significant shore break and dangerous currents will make entering the water very hazardous. Boaters should be aware of an increased number of surfers in the water and dangerous conditions entering and leaving harbors.

Shane Dorian surfing Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Shane Dorian surfing Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Shane Dorian surfing Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Shane Dorian surfing Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Aaron Lynton

Yuri Soledad surfing Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Keale Lemos

Yuri Soledad surfing Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Keale Lemos

Pedro Calado surfing Pe'ahi "Jaws" Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Keale Lemos

Pedro Calado surfing Pe’ahi “Jaws” Dec. 10, 2014 / Image: Keale Lemos

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Paige Alms surfing Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Paige Alms surfing Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Francisco Porcella surfing Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Francisco Porcella surfing Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Peahi (Jaws) 12/10/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Ned Simonds

Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Mark Healey (going left) at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Mark Healey (going left) at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Shaun Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Shaun Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Shaun Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Shaun Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Nano Messera at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Nano Messera at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Mark Healey at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Mark Healey at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

DK Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

DK Walsh at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Joao Marco Maffini at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 - Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Joao Marco Maffini at Peahi (Jaws) 12/7/14 – Image: Sofie Louca / Fish Bowl Diaries

Maui's Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui’s Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui's Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui’s Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui's Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui’s Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui's Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 - Image: Jimmie Hepp

Maui’s Kai Lenny at Peahi (Jaws) 12/9/14 – Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe'ahi "Jaws" on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Tuesday December 9, 2014 / Image: Jimmie Hepp

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