Jaws, Peahi, Maui. The mainstream’s perennial favorite surf spot. There’s hardly ever been a documentary glance into the world of surfing without footage of jaws, complete with the sounds of the waves crashing enhanced too loudly and tacky interviews. And it always features tow surfing.
Lately, the focus at Jaws has been shifting away from the jetskis and ropes. Replacing motors- arms. Man verse ocean as opposed to man’s mechanical engineering verse ocean. At the forefront of this movement is Albert Layer. His arms, thick like ancient serpents, make the buzzing of jetskis look silly like a participant on an MTV reality dating show. When the most recent scary large waves crashed onto Maui, he used those serpent arms to pack a barrel. Click here for the sequence and an interview with Surfing Magazine.
And the real kicker is that he doesn’t even ride for American Express!