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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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Hanalei Bay Closed After Shark Attack

Hanalei Bay Closed After Shark Attack

Three teenage fishermen were fishing in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii Monday afternoon when they heard cries for help coming from the water nearby. Tommy Hamai and his friends, Kea Dwight and Chas Weimar, raced their boat out to the source of the commotion and discovered a surfer floating in the bloodied waters.  RELATED: Fisherman Fatally Attacked by Shark Off Of Réunion Island. According to Khon 2 News, the victim had been surfing in the “The Bowl” when a 13-foot tiger shark bit him. Once he was

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VIDEO: What it’s Like to Photograph Thunderous Tahitian Waves Underwater
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Forging a career as an underwater surf photographer is, to put it lightly, a daunting task. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for our tour If you want to photograph the best breaks in the world up close and personal, the job requires an immense amount of physical dedication. Shooters are required to constantly balance against hellish currents while swimming with bulky camera gear in hand and regularly have to wear one (or two) waves on the head as a price for their art. And now, with

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Video: World’s Largest Surf Park Under Construction in South Korea
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Video: World’s Largest Surf Park Under Construction in South Korea

Video: World’s Largest Surf Park Under Construction in South Korea

While wave pools might not have the natural beauty of a beach, there's definitely something to be said for guaranteed top-notch waves.  Several have been built in the past few years, and still more are under construction.  However, none of them compare to the project currently underway in South Korea.  Daewon Plus Construction and Wavegarden are going all in on the man-made-paradise thing, building a $2.3 billion artificial island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula.  Turtle Island will