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H. B.

Aloha, all of these photos were taken from the water by me "Hammock Bob" (or HB here on Maui ) on a boat with Captain Loran. Having had the privilege to get this close to the action and capture these photos of both amazing people and moments at Peahi is truly a privalage. These photos I captured are from the biggest swells to hit Maui over the course of the last 4 years. Each Swell producing monster 30-60 foot waves. Being able to experience the energy and photograph these amazing humans surfing the world famous Jaws or Peahi as it's know in Hawaii, has been my favorite of memories and the photos I've taken on these days, always bring me back. I am not a full time photographer, I am the owner of a Hammock Company with 2 store locations on Maui, Hangloose Hammocs Hawaii. Helping the world Relax, and now, getting my adrenaline pumping from Jaws is my mission. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Mahalos for looking.

• Peʻahi (pay-AH-hee is a place on the north shore of the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It has lent its name to a big wave surfing break, also known as Jaws.
The name Peʻahi means "wave" in the Hawaiian language, in the sense of a fanning or beckoning motion of the hand.
• The name Peʻahi for the break is a word-play on the nearby ancient area name, since the Hawaiians had several other words such as nalu for waves of water. When the Maui surfers John Roberson, John Lemus, and John Potterick were surfing the break in 1975, they noticed a sudden change in the conditions to huge dangerous waves, and gave it a nickname after the film Jaws, comparing the unpredictability to a shark attack.


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