Kiteboarding and big wave surfing aren’t necessarily two things that you would automatically put together, but Patri McLaughlin and Jesse Richman are doing their best to break down any misconceptions that Kiteboarding isn’t just about popping airs and gunning for speed.
Taking on the Hawaiian big wave spot of Jaws these two watermen tear the wave to pieces and show that big waves aren’t exclusively for the surfers. North rider Patri, whilst based in the USA is a frequent traveller to Maui claims this to be his favourite spot, and it shows, as he effortlessly takes on these giants.
2013 Kiteboarder of the year Jesse is equally as relaxed as the two of them trade waves and the essence of fun is clear to see as the guys treat the session as if it was just a splash at the local beach.
Whilst making it look super easy, it’s not all plain sailing though as both end up taking a couple dips! You can watch the video of the two friends taming Jaws below.