GoPro Goodbye: Parting Shot From the Most Epic Surf Day Ever at Ma’alaea

Look back at the raddest surf day in Ma’alaea history from inside a ‘freight train’ wave.

Last week, Ma’alaea Bay in Maui clocked some of the biggest “freight train” waves in its history. The term’s unique to Ma’alaea’s rapid-rolling barrels, which move outlandishly fast in the area and draw surfers in droves.

Thanks to modern tech, even those of us who couldn’t get to the beach can (kind of) witness the sickness. It’s sort of “choose your angle” — from the beach, the sky, or, as is the case with this GoPro footage, from the surfboard.

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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