At the last minute, Koa Rothman gets dealt a wild card to the Jaws Challenge. Rothman scores a firing Pipe session before island hopping over to Maui for the contest. Watch the charger discuss the nerves experienced when surfing Pe’ahi as he packs several c02 cartridges, a leash as thick as a power line, extra pairs of underwear (’cause if any wave is going to cause a surfer to dirty theirs, it’s Jaws), and, of course, a big ass gun into his 10’+ boardbag.

From the challenging paddle-out process at Jaws to the waves that got him to the event’s final, the latest, “This is Livin'” is a ride-along with Rothman during the 48 hour run of wild swell that plowed into Hawaii earlier this week.

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