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PHOTOS: First Pe’ahi “Jaws” Swell of 2016

January 4, 2016, 8:39 PM HST
* Updated January 4, 9:50 PM
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Big wave surfers got a treat today when an XL swell generated by a storm in the North Pacific brought massive waves to Pe’ahi “Jaws” on Maui. Spectators lined the cliff from dawn until dusk.

Notable surfers were in the line up. Kelly Slater was out at first light and Bethany Hamilton got in on the action this afternoon. Maui boys Albee Layer and Kai Lenny were also in the line up. Kai posted on his Instagram that he hoped it would be a “4 to 5 sport day”.

Here are some photos of the action. Mahalo to Jimmie Hepp and John Patao for the images. Click on the images below to view larger.

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Image: Jimmie Heppz

Image: Jimmie Heppz

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Surfer: Bethany Hamilton Image: Jimmie Hepp

Surfer: Bethany Hamilton
Image: Jimmie Hepp

Surfer: Kai Lenny Image: John Patao

Surfer: Kai Lenny
Image: John Patao

Surfer: Aaron Gold Image: John Patao

Surfer: Aaron Gold
Image: John Patao

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Image: Jimmie Hepp

Surfer: Albee Layer Image: John Patao

Surfer: Albee Layer
Image: John Patao

Image: John Patao

Image: John Patao

Image: John Patao

Image: John Patao

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