The big wave spot of Jaws has been attracting a lot of attention these past few weeks, we have seen the highly entertaining Pe’ahi Challenge, Brad Domke giving it a crack on his skimboard and the teenager Adam Amin getting stuck in after cutting his teeth surfing Sidmouth. The latest rider to impress us at Jaws is professional Bodyboarder Magno Passos, who has caught what many are saying is the biggest wave ever paddled into on a bodyboard.
Magno, who is sponsored by Science Bodyboards, made history, when he kicked his way over the edge of the 40ft+ wave, and was lucky enough to maintain his composure after loosing a fin as he dropped down the face. Even more remarkable is that the Brazilian, paddled his way out to the break and surfed it without the support of a rescue team or personal flotation device.
Mike Stewart became the first bodyboarder to take on Jaws back in 1993, and rode a similar sized wave to Magno, the difference being that Mike was towed in by Jet Ski. Back in early 2014 Miles Kauhaahaa also made history at Pe’ahi when he became the first bodyboarder to ride the wave drop knee. Would you like to see more big wave bodyboarding or do you think there is nothing that special about dropping into massive waves in the prone position?
The picture of Magno dropping in, courtesy of Cuda Shots