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Jaws opens for Biz! First customers: Ian Walsh, Twiggy and more

All photos and captions by Marc Chambers (follow Marc on Instagram here) Yesterday, the filtered-down energy from a recent Bering Sea super storm reached Hawaii. While the north shore of Oahu was blown-out and foamy, that wasn’t the case at Jaws, on Maui. A small team of notably brave gents were in the mix at 8:30am, […]

news // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
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All photos and captions by Marc Chambers (follow Marc on Instagram here)

Yesterday, the filtered-down energy from a recent Bering Sea super storm reached Hawaii. While the north shore of Oahu was blown-out and foamy, that wasn’t the case at Jaws, on Maui. A small team of notably brave gents were in the mix at 8:30am, bare knuckle boxing some solid movement (big enough for occasional XXL-worthy entrants): Ian Walsh, Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker, Kai Lenny, Tyler Larronde, Shaun Walsh, and a few more. So, let us extract some further detail from the man who was behind the lens in the channel, Marc Chambers:

“We all woke up late on this first swell of the year and no one expected much except for Ian,” says Marc. “He was really skitsy and wanted to get out there. We arrived at the spot on jetskis at around 8:30, which is pretty late for jaws. Ian had told a lot of surfers that this swell was coming in early, but no one had listened except for the very few that scored it with him in the morning. With everyone misinterpreting the swell we happened to score Pe’ahi perfect, no wind, and sizeable. Having only a handful of close friends surfing the most infamous wave in the world was amazing. It wasn’t bad being the only photog out there for the first two-to-three hours of the morning either!”

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First wave of the day for Twiggy, about to make a sizeable drop.

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Twig’s biggest wave of the morning, which became a successful XXL entry.

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Ian dropping in on one of his warm-up waves of the morning.

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Ian getting his feet wet on his untouched board quiver.

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Ian trying to bodysurf the wrong way, maybe just breakdancing or diving for lobsters?

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Kai Lenny is a wave magnet. He seems to find himself either bombs or barrels, no shitty waves here.

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