A new age at Jaws

Teenage surfers are breaking big-wave barriers, but how young is too young?

Updated: February 7, 2011, 4:15 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

When dawn broke on Thursday, Jan. 20, hundreds of spectators had already gathered along 300-foot cliffs on the north shore of Maui. Days earlier, a major storm in the Pacific had triggered a forecast calling for mammoth swells headed toward Hawaii. Surfers from around the world raced to arrive first, making their way to the offshore reef at Jaws, where when the waves are right, teams using Jet Skis take turns towing each other past walls of water.

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