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Open season at Jaws: Part I

Dorian, Long, Walsh, Layer paddle into huge Jaws

Updated: October 17, 2012, 3:34 PM ET
By Tyler Rock

It doesn't happen very often. October 8, 2012, brought light south winds and a massive northwest swell to the islands of Hawaii. For those at the forefront of the paddle revolution in surfing's big-wave arena, this meant a rare opportunity to tackle Maui's Peahi, also known as Jaws.

While surfing at Jaws is no new thing, it's the kind of surfing that today's big-wave core is progressing in, raising the bar to never-before-seen levels. Two years ago, the lineup at Jaws on ...

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