Surf skiing down the liquid mountains of Jaws

July 3, 2014 | Surfing
Chuck Patterson: the master of surf skiing

Unlike the Alps and Pyrenees, the liquid mountains of Jaws, in Maui, move as you ride down the slope. Fortunately, Chuck Patterson has brought his special skis.

Chuck Patterson is a versatile rider. Having mastered both big waves and steep snowy slopes, the Californian enjoys leaving a mark in what he does.

While everyone surfs the Hawaiian walls of water, this man prefers skiing them. The whole picture is unusual because our mind associates ski poles with steady white cliffs, not waves.

This time, we watch Patterson promoting a new ski suit for Willy Bogner. Take a look at how he adjusts his skis during each ride. You can notice subtle changes while he glides down the line.

Chuck Patterson was born in San Leandro, California. He has won trophies and titles in skiing, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and windsurfing. He considers himself a "waterman with a love for the snow."

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