Staring Jaws in the Face

It is 5am on 4th January 2012 and Hot Sails Maui team rider Bart de Zwart is already at the Kahului Harbor waiting to catch his ride to Jaws accompanied by training and tow partner Connor Baxter.

As they arrived at Peahi (Jaws) there are already 40 surfers from across the globe waiting to attempt the paddle into the notorious wave. Initially Bart and Connor (both world renowned stand up paddlers) were aiming to get some early waves under their belt but with the zoo like line up and slight breeze they decided to wait for the wind to increase so that they could take some bombs on their windsurf boards. We caught up with Bart to ask him a few questions about his experiences in the massive surf.

Bart is sponsored by: Hot Sails Maui, Starboard, DaKine, Black Project Fins & Kanaha Kai Maui