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Watch the Jaws Contest Live Today

Update: The Jaws Competition is set to resume this morning after Big Wave Tour Commissioner Mike Parsons postponed the challenge late yesterday afternoon due to dangerous conditions. “It felt like it was getting too dangerous,” Parsons said, while adding “It's a tough call to make at the end of the day but safety has to remain the number one thing.” We stand with the commissioner, and we’re stoked for another exciting day at Peahi. Tune in watch live.

11/26/2018: Large purple blobs have been spotted off the coast of Maui, and if you're keen to big wave surfing you know exactly what that means. The Jaws contest, which is famous for it’s thundering barrels and world-shattering wipeouts, got the official green light last night after the WSL received a report of 45-foot plus waves making their way to the North Shore of Hawaii. That’s a terrifyingly large number for a wave that’s already one of the World’s most extreme even on smaller days. The Jaws contest is the 2nd stop in the 2018 Big Wave Tour, and comes just a few weeks after the Tour’s first stop in Nazaré.

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Even though Grant “Twiggy” Baker claimed the title last week in Portugal, it’s the Maui boys - Ian Walsh and Billy Kemper - who are the ones to beat this week in Peʻahi. Ian Walsh won it all in 2017 after he got one of the best barrels in surfing history, and Billy Kemper is, well, Billy Kemper. It’s a wave that will kill you, it’s one of the most anticipated events of the year, and we can't wait to watch. Tune in to stream the competition live at WSL.com.

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Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge
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Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge

Watch: Billy Kemper Wins WSL’s 2018 Jaws Challenge

After a dramatic competition, Billy Kemper managed to edge out Kai Lenny, Koa Rothman, Grant Baker, Albee Layer and Tyler Larronde to win WSL's 2018 Jaws Challenge.  The annual event was postponed for a day due to dangerously large waves triggering concerns about the surfers' safety.  After the waves shrunk enough for the event to continue, the competitors managed to put together some impressive rides.  Check out highlights from the finals above.   Related: Matt Meola And Albee Layer Catch

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14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws
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14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws

14-Year-Old Ty Simpson-Kane Turned Heads at Jaws

When the Big Wave Contest at Jaws got called off on Monday afternoon due to dangerous conditions, 14-year-old prodigy Ty Simpon-Kane headed out into the building surf on the back of Pe’ahi legend Darrick Doerner’s jetski. Using his uncle Kai Lenny’s tow board, the young ripper had a dream day when he got several bombs and one massive barrel over the course of the afternoon.  Related: Billy Kemper Wins WSL's 2018 Jaws Challenge With mentors like those two, not to mention Ian Walsh, it’s

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Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon
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Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon

Opening Day at Mavericks Gives Hope for Another Big Wave Contest Soon

About an hour south of San Fransisco, down 280 towards Half Moon Bay is a rugged, rocky beach known as Mavericks. For the better part of year, the waves off Mavericks lie dormant and look no different than any other spot you would drive by on the Northern Californian coast. But for a few months during late fall and into the spring, and almost always after a strong winter storm, the waves off Mavericks can reach heights over 60 feet. The best big wave surfers from all over the world flock to