A massive swell at Jaws
If this wave isn't the biggest ever paddled into, it's the closest thing to it. On Friday, Jan. 15, at the big-wave break Jaws on Maui, a massive northwest swell freight-trained into the island. With unusually light winds, the conditions were ideal, and the waves' faces were estimated to be up to 70 feet. In the early afternoon, Pedro Calado caught this monster. He made it to the bottom, but then got obliterated by the falling lip.