After the first heat of the Men’s 2018 Jaws Challenge, the World Surf League (WSL) put the contest on hold due to the waves being too large for paddle-in surfing. Instead, a heavy freesurf tow-in session ensued that you have to see to believe.

Surfers that are being towed into 65-foot waves and are putting on an absolute show.

In comparison to paddling into big waves on a big board, being towed in and surfing on a smaller tow board allows elite-level big wave surfers additional mobility and speed. Thus, giving them the ability to surf like absolute maniacs.

Some of the best big-wave surfers on the planet got set loose. Photo: Courtesy of WSL

You can watch the mayhem go down on the official 2018 Jaws Challenge feed.

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