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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Jaws

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 20° 56.317' N
Longitude: 156° 15.65' W

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Situated at the end of Peahi Valley.There's a short walk from the car. park down a steep rocky hill. BRING TRAINERS there are some sharp rocks. Just follow the run down path.

English (Translate this text in English): Situated at the end of Peahi Valley.There's a short walk from the car. park down a steep rocky hill. BRING TRAINERS there are some sharp rocks. Just follow the run down path.

English (Translate this text in English): Situated at the end of Peahi Valley.There's a short walk from the car. park down a steep rocky hill. BRING TRAINERS there are some sharp rocks. Just follow the run down path.

English (Translate this text in English): Situated at the end of Peahi Valley.There's a short walk from the car. park down a steep rocky hill. BRING TRAINERS there are some sharp rocks. Just follow the run down path.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Peahi

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth

Good wind directionSouth

Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Towing or windsurfing wave only. It's a bad idea to fall of it can be catastrophic,
because on most days the swell holds up to 27 foot plus and on good days it can be 50 foot plus
there is serious danger. Try not to fall off.

English (Translate this text in English): Towing or windsurfing wave only. It's a bad idea to fall of it can be catastrophic,<br />because on most days the swell holds up to 27 foot plus and on good days it can be 50 foot plus<br />there is serious danger. Try not to fall off.

English (Translate this text in English): Towing or windsurfing wave only. It's a bad idea to fall of it can be catastrophic,&lt;br &#47;&gt;because on most days the swell holds up to 27 foot plus and on good days it can be 50 foot plus&lt;br &#47;&gt;there is serious danger. Try not to fall off.

English (Translate this text in English): Towing or windsurfing wave only. It's a bad idea to fall of it can be catastrophic,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;because on most days the swell holds up to 27 foot plus and on good days it can be 50 foot plus&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;there is serious danger. Try not to fall off.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere is great, the sense of power you get when you here the wave crashing down. It roars.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is great, the sense of power you get when you here the wave crashing down. It roars.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is great, the sense of power you get when you here the wave crashing down. It roars.

English (Translate this text in English): The atmosphere is great, the sense of power you get when you here the wave crashing down. It roars.

General

It has some of the greatest windsufing and surfing possible. The kick you get from moving at 30 mph down the face of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It has some of the greatest windsufing and surfing possible. The kick you get from moving at 30 mph down the face of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It has some of the greatest windsufing and surfing possible. The kick you get from moving at 30 mph down the face of the wave.

English (Translate this text in English): It has some of the greatest windsufing and surfing possible. The kick you get from moving at 30 mph down the face of the wave.

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By jakerocks22 , 21-12-2010

Seriously? - Like any of you actually have surfed Jaws OR Cortez.

By Anonymous , 05-04-2009

- This place is a big mushball

By asd , 31-03-2009

------- - Jaws is really fun, but if u got the time, got to cortez 60-70ft waves tow-in
really sick

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