Maui Surf

Horrific Pe’ahi “Jaws” Wipeout

March 10, 2016, 9:10 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 1:17 PM
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By Luke Walsh / [email protected]

Maui surfer, Tyler Larronde, has had some very close calls at the infamous big wave surfing spot, Pe’ahi “Jaws”.

A few weeks ago, on Feb. 11, 2016, during a massive northwest swell that swept through the islands, Tyler found himself in the wrong spot at the wrong time.

He caught a wave at Jaws that hit him like a freight train and drilled his entire leg through his surfboard.

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Maui Now’s Malika Dudley caught up with Tyler after his horrific wipeout. He talks about what it’s like surfing Jaws, one of the most dangerous waves in the world.

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