VIDEO: Chuck Patterson “Big Wave Skiing” Huge Jaws, Hawaii Last Week

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Our friend Chuck Patterson is the only person in the world doing this:   Big Wave Skiing.

Chuck is a beat of a man who has been a pro skier, pro snowboarder, pro surfer, pro wind surfer, pro kite boarder, pro stand up paddle boarder, pro big wave surfer, and pro big wave skier in his illustrious lifetime.

Chuck is in his 40s and still charging with no sign of letting up.

This video was filmed last week at Jaws, Maui on a huge swell.  The same day that they held “The Eddie” over on Oahu.

Chuck big wave skiing Jaws on Feb. 25th. photo: aaron lynton
Chuck big wave skiing Jaws on Feb. 25th. photo: aaron lynton
"Quite an awesome day, sliding into some solid Liquid mountains with the boys. Thanks for putting me into some great waves @yusurf Today was my Eddie on skis." - Chuck Patterson on February 25th, 2016
“Quite an awesome day, sliding into some solid Liquid mountains with the boys. Thanks for putting me into some great waves @yusurf Today was my Eddie on skis.” – Chuck Patterson on February 25th, 2016
"The next couple of days are going to be very, very busy. Buoys are going Richter. Wishing all the boys competing in the Eddie; an amazing day of huge waves and a safe return. 🙌 as well as the rest of the watermen pushing big wave surfing to the next level. Everybody be smart and know your limits so we can all return home safe to do it again the next swell." - Chuck Patterson on February 25th, 2016
“The next couple of days are going to be very, very busy. Buoys are going Richter. Wishing all the boys competing in the Eddie; an amazing day of huge waves and a safe return. 🙌 as well as the rest of the watermen pushing big wave surfing to the next level. Everybody be smart and know your limits so we can all return home safe to do it again the next swell.” – Chuck Patterson on February 25th, 2016
Chuck on the cover of Powder Magazine back in March 1993.
Chuck on the cover of Powder Magazine back in March 1993.

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2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Chuck Patterson “Big Wave Skiing” Huge Jaws, Hawaii Last Week

    1. I actually talked to Chuck about this. He says yes, they help a ton with balance. He tried it without poles and it was much harder. He says the poles are key. thanks.

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