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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 79%Local Culture
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
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- JawsCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Oct 17, 2013
“Jaws” is on the North Shore at Peahi, an obscure location down a dirt road close to the towns of Pa’ia and Haiku. Only the best pro surfers would dare surf those waves over 25 feet high. We started driving past Pa’ia and veered off this dirt road from a pineapple plantation. As we were driving on the road, it got bumpy and rocky. We saw some trucks that passed us with people sitting on the back. It looked like fun, hot girls in bikinis on the back of the truck. It also reminds me of Jason Mraz’s song I’m Yours. We saw a lot of junk cars on the side of the road and people on the van were saying, “this is why people don’t keep driving on this road.” So the van keeps driving down this dirt road and Andrea, our Italian tour guide, was like “keep going, keep going”, it was hilarious. The road got more narrow and then other cars kept coming in the other direction. We were almost there and then this truck 2 cars ahead just blocks the road. We were anxious and some of the guys on the van was gonna get out and push it off the cliff. Too crazy. We hopped off and headed to the cliffside to see the famous “Jaws”.
The waves are not for experienced surfers, only the best of the best pros would dare surf it. And then you’d need a friend who has a jetski out there with you. There were a dozen or so people out there watching. Some sat on top of vans and trucks to get a higher view. Only one surfer and jetski was out there. There were more earlier in the morning but I guess they were done. The waves weren’t as high as we thought, 25 feet or so instead of the 50+ we were hoping for. It was awesome to see it, but we were pretty high up in view to get the full magnitude of it.Recommended for:
- JawsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2Aug 09, 2013
When Jaws is going off, it is a sight to behold - one of the biggest waves in the world. But be warned - it is not easy to get to - the viewing spot is across a pineapple field about 1 1/2 miles from the main road. Best option is to park on the main road and either walk or hitch a ride - otherwise, you may get stuck. Most days there is nothing to see here, but when the right swell hits, the best big wave surfers in the world show up, followed by camera crews in helicopters, and half the island shows up to watch. Worth the hassle.Recommended for:
- JawsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 10, 2013
So the only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is because I have not been to Peahi when the big wave has hit! I am dying to see Jaws so I scoped out how to get there so I know how when it is active and because it is a little tricky to get to. Make sure you have an SUV because there's definitely some off roading invovled!
- JawsJul 26, 2012
It's a long way through the pineapple fields to get there, but you may be able to park your car at the top and jump in the back of a pick-up to get down to the cliff where you can see the surfers. The waves are crazy. The whole scene is wild, with the helicopters filming and the jet skis picking up the guys who have surfed. Meanwhile, you can hang out on a beach chair with a cold drink and watch as they risk their lives.
- JawsMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
One of the tallest surf breaks in the world reaching 70 feet. When jaws is running high all the surfers on the North Shore will flock to the cliffs to see who dares to brave this monstrous wave.
- JawsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersNightlife Lovers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Amazing day out. Drive down the dirt track and perch on the cliff overlooking the break. What a wave! Ask a local when it is breaking or look in the sky for the helicopters.
- JawsJul 04, 2012
Get up north if the waves are big to see Jaws. You are in luck, the humpback whales are 'in town' as well and then best place to see them is in Maui. Also, the drive to Hana is pretty amazing. Spend plenty of time doing it and get a book that shows you where the 7 hidden pools are along the way. Have a great time. Aloha.