VIDEO: XXL entries as Jaws wakes up
Billabong XXL Awards Updates
2013 Winter Season kicks off early at Jaws
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 October, 2012 : - - The best big wave surfers in the world surfed a massive early season NW swell at Jaws on Tuesday (10/October), Glassy conditions made for an incredible paddle session. Surfers were calling it one of the best days in the history of Big Wave surfing.
The swell lasted until the next day before dropping and made for another historic paddle day on Wednesday. However windy peaks were the order of the day due to the return of trade winds.
Surfers traveled from all over the world. The guys were riding the waves and just going straight, and were successfully completing waves and even getting barreled. However with pushing the limits, the risk becomes that much greater. With incredible rides going down, there was plenty of punishment going around.
Early contenders already entered into the various categories of the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards include a pair of tube rides by Shane Dorian, a huge wall ridden by Makua Rothman and several excellent rides by female charger Keala Kennelly.
Dorian, a multi-time XXL winner, was stoked to find the pathway through a massive Jaws barrel. "I just sorta found myself in the sweet spot," he said last night. "Once I got over that boil I just had to hang on. Pucker factor was a 10!."
Source: Billabong XXL
Author: The Editors
Tags: Billabong XXL, Jaws, Shane Dorian,
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