An Australian big wave surfer named Mark Visser has just ridden a 30-40 wave known as “Jaws,” off Maui. He did it in complete darkness, at 2am:

This was the first part of a documentary he’s making called 9 Lives. Here’s the full story.

We (as in, my wife and I) have a load of stuff we’re supposed to do while living in California. Learning to surf is one of them. So far our efforts have extended to getting a lesson down in Santa Barbara and a few hours practicing at Pacifica. If we make it over to Hawaii it would be fun to go and have a look at Jaws, but I don’t see us getting in the water.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link.