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A Recap of Jaws Big Wave Championship

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O’Neill surfers Russell Bierke, Torrey Meister, and Eli Olson chase glory during the World Surf League’s Jaws Big Wave Championship on Maui.

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SUBJECT 1: Without a 10-foot board, that [INAUDIBLE] would be nowhere near as bad. Yeah. Going to be pretty loaded up. Jaws can go through a fair few boards. Always good to have some spares. 

SUBJECT 2: Yeah, just about 20 minutes ago, I believe it was Shane Dorian-- he's such a legend and he's a vet. He doesn't have anything to prove. He's like, he's the baddest man on the planet on the big waves. And I think he has a back problem. So he pulled out. And I think I got his spot. 

So packing up and making sure all my gear is ready to go. And I got the equipment. I got a good mindset. I feel physically strong and ready to do this. And yeah, I'm just excited and nervous. I have like so many emotions. I'm so psyched. It's been like-- It's been an amazing season. 


SUBJECT 3: [INAUDIBLE] second guess every move you make. 



[INAUDIBLE] with the hope of the [INAUDIBLE]. How can I hide? Why would I [INAUDIBLE]? [INAUDIBLE] is where I'm coming from. 

You know it only takes one time to [INAUDIBLE]. 

SUBJECT 4: That was heavy. [INAUDIBLE]