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Chuck Patterson skis the waves of Maui's 'Jaws'

February 8, 2011 | 12:31 pm

 

Here's an exciting way to tackle the waves, courtesy of Chuck Patterson. A big mountain free-skier who spends time each year in Hawaii, the extreme athlete knows how to move on big swells as well.

Patterson recently traveled to Jaws off the northern coast of Maui to try his hand at tow-surfing, except instead of using a surfboard he donned a set of skis and hit the waves -- complete with ski poles.

The above video, shared by Pete Thomas Outdoors, shows Patterson in action at the famed surf spot, even planting his poles on his way down the face.

"Ever since I started I was hooked like a little kid -- just like I was when I started snow skiing," Patterson said. "Something like that really keeps me going and I know that that's what I'm looking forward to as far as proving that you can actually turn on the waves."

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