Aaron Gold: the biggest wave ever paddled

The big wave surfing boys have - once again - raised the bar. And Aaron Gold has just ridden the biggest wave ever paddled at Jaws/Peahi, in Maui.

The iconic Hawaiian surf break has been on fire. And with El Niño kicking in, some of the world's best big-wave warriors are scoring big time. January 15th was a special day for Aaron Gold.

The legends were all out there paddling for glory. Shane Dorian, Albee Layer, Danilo Couto, Kai Lenny, Pedro Calado, Francisco Porcella, DK and Ian Walsh, and even Brad Domke in surfboard mode. But destiny had plans for another man.

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Josh Kerr: big wave lover | Photo: Hallman/WSL

Josh Kerr has claimed the 2016 Todos Santos Challenge, held in spectacular 30-to-40-foot surf at Killers, a spot located off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

The World Championship Tour surfer put his big wave surfing trumps into play, and stormed an elite field of specialists, with two high-scored rides - a 7.87 and an 8.20.

"I have so much respect for the guys on this tour and those that regularly commit themselves to surfing big waves. I have had the biggest smile on my face all day just getting to surf big waves with them. I'm really thankful for the opportunity to surf here today," expressed Kerr.

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EpoxyCore by DHD: Mick Fanning loves it | Photo: DHD

DHD has announced the launch of a surfboard that combines the best characteristics of epoxy with traditional fiberglass.

Darren Handley named it "EpoxyCore." The Australian surfboard manufacturer believes his brand has shaped the ultimate game changer. The mother of all boards. For some, it's just another marketing stunt; for others, it's an extraordinary plank.

"With superior weight distribution designed to eliminate speed "chatter," improve rail performance and introduce more flex to the bottom of half of the board. The weighted rails allow you to bury the rail and provides the necessary control to complete desired maneuvers," explains Handley.

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