If you want to get seriously pitted and charge through some life-threatening bowls at Jaws, then you might want to start in the safety of your own home. Fortunately, Let’s Go Productions’ “Makua: Pit Proven”, 10-minute sampler DVD on the famed 2003 Billabong XXL Big Wave Champion, allows you to do just that. At only 18 years of age, Makua is already a fixture face in biggie-size surf. Whether you’re at Makua’s sixth sense at Backdoor, his heavyweight carves at {{{Rocky}}} Rights or his 66-footer at Jaws, you’ll surely be asking yourself: What can’t Makua Rothman do? Then you’ll probably answer: pull back. — Danny Galligani

[Available at Surf Shops this spring. Purchase includes a poster of Makua’s XXL-winning wave.]