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Twenty-one intrepid big wave paddle-in surfers from around the world have been selected to take on the menacing wave giant known as Jaws, for the inaugural RED BULL JAWS, Paddle at Pe'ahi. Two years in the making, RED BULL JAWS is the brainchild of Ian Walsh, Pe'ahi's resident test pilot. A vortex for gigantic deep-water swells out of the NW Pacific, the violence and magnitude of Jaws is unmatched. Once considered beyond the realm of paddle-in surfing, modern technology, equipment design and imagination have caught pace with a bold crew of big wave explorers who are driven to blur the boundaries. On one ideal day, between December 7, 2012, and March 15, 2013, the crew of the RED BULL JAWS, Paddle at Pe'ahi will take flight on waves with a face height range of 30 to 50 feet. Surfing's big wave roots run deep in Hawaii, but it's pulse is set by an elite, innovative guard whose focus is on the future.

The access roads and private land overlooking Pe'ahi/Jaws will be closed to the public on event day and the days prior. Given Red Bull's standards for athlete and public safety, the access roads and area must be strictly limited to traffic in order to swiftly move emergency vehicles in and out of the area in case of an emergency. Red Bull is working closely with local, county and state officials and municipality services to ensure that athlete safety is the number one priority for the event. While we understand this may be an inconvenience for many of those in the local community, we also hope everyone understands the need to limit access to the area and provide a safe atmosphere in which the competitors feel comfortable in pushing the limits of competitive surfing.

As an alternative to watching in-person, the event will be webcast at on event day, and viewing parties on Maui will be set up where locals can meet up and watch all the action live (see below for a list of local venues showing the live webcast). Please stay tuned for details and updates.

Life's a Beach

1913 South Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI 96753

Captain Jack's Island Grill
672 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761

Cool Cat Cafe
658 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761

Charley's Restaurant
142 Hana Hwy
Paia, HI 96779