This winter has been one defined by the pushing of boundaries in surf, and Jaws has been host to some moments that will be etched into big-wave history. This wipeout, a five-story yo-yo freefall into infinity, won't soon be forgotten.
Tom Dosland, a Maui charger and big-wave heavy, paddled out at the peak of the swell looking for one bomb he could hang his hat on for the rest of the year. This counts, right?
Dosland bounced back from the session and was in the Jaws line-up a day later, and then back surfing his heat at the Volcom Pipe Pro the day after that. "I'm just happy to be alive," says Dosland. "It kind of gives you some more confidence, you know. I think there's some more swells lining-up, so we'll see."
The Volcom Pipe Pro carries on this week, live from Pipeline. Watch every heat on-demand with the Red Bull TV Heat Analyzer and tune in to Red Bull TV when the next El Niño swell arrives to enjoy the rest of the action from the North Shore.