Watch: Ride The Lightning at Peahi

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Ben Matson (thermalben)
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Straight from Tucker Wooding:

"Biggest Paddle Day in quite sometime as Jaws / Peahi goes off. Albee Layer, Billy Kemper, Torrey Meister, Tyler Larronde, Kai Paula, Paige Alms, Ian Walsh, Fransisco Porcella, Nathan Florence, Steve Roberson, Othmane Choufani and more take on massive waves.

After the passing of big wave surfer Marcio 'Mad Dog' Freire (one of the first guys that started paddling Jaws early on) a lot of surfers were surfing with his spirit in their minds, and everyone charged in honor of Marcio.

This was an insane day, Hope everyone enjoys the footage that I edited during my red eye flight to California!

Additional footage from Marc Chambers and Slater Neborsky.

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thermalben Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 7:37am

Props for the opening tune selection. Haven't listened to early Metallica in years!

What a magical session.

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bluediamond Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 9:47am

So good!

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donweather Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 12:02pm

Can’t beat that guitar riff from the Fooies My Hero either.

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batfink Sunday, 15 Jan 2023 at 11:46pm

Ha! Was just going to comment on how good the footage was, and how terrible the first song was.

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Sprout Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 8:16am

Those side tracking shots are unreal. Shows how fast those swells move.

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udo Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 8:20am

Shiit what a day...
at 6:48 inside Kai Paula i think Walshy just surfaced from a hold down then cops another and Blue Board gets Launched.

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dawnperiscope Monday, 16 Jan 2023 at 5:05pm

Horrendous! well spotted.
How's Matahi's wipeout @ 3:20, almost ending up the rocks.

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Supafreak Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 8:26am

Where’s Kai Lenny ? Injured ? It amazes me how quick some guys pop up after a wipeout while others can get pinned down for 2 waves.

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freeride76 Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 9:08am

Right smack bang in the middle of the Jaws waiting period - why not hold the contest?

Not a word on the WSL site about it.

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bluediamond Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 9:46am

Was wondering about that too! Maybe the BWWT has been scrapped quietly now the 20ft plus thing is on the scene. Makes no sense as per usual with the woz.

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Robwilliams Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 10:42am

Full maddog. Makes you want to paddle a little harder and heavier no matter your skill level and thats what it's all about. Some of the boards are are looking really dialled. Shine on because nothing else matters.

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Supafreak Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 11:48am

Another angle of NF wipeout, he sure got cartwheeled.

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udo Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 12:05pm

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Andrew P Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 2:51pm

Cannot even fathom how deep many of those hell people were taking off. Impressive!

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Yendor Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 4:58pm

Amazing, some of the best conditions I've ever seen out there and some hell charging, Solid effort from Paige Alms, looked like a possibly makable barrel on that second one which would have been a super long one for Peahi, full credit for pulling in.

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Supafreak Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 8:39pm

Podcast no. 2 from NF & KR . Didn’t realise NF wears contacts .

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bluediamond Saturday, 14 Jan 2023 at 8:51pm

Another great yarn @supa. Hows the story about koa rothmans neck injury. That gave me goosebumps.

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sean killen Sunday, 15 Jan 2023 at 6:33am

Great tunes for a great vid nice one

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Sprout Monday, 16 Jan 2023 at 7:43am

Day 3 Live, pumping!

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bluediamond Monday, 16 Jan 2023 at 8:51am

Man how good is it. Absolutely pumping.
And Mike Ho!!! Charging!!! That last heat had some of the most perfect pipe waves you'll ever see.

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amb Monday, 16 Jan 2023 at 10:49am

heavy, some guy unconscious , hope they are ok