Maui is much more than bonzai surfers defying gravity on moving walls of blue. It
is the photography of Blue Max, whose colorful, full-paged shots juxtapose landscape and
seascape, faunal quietude vs. rolling thunder. And it is the words of the wave riders
themselves, waxing their boards poetic about the beauty of the island, surfculture, and
the spirit that relentlessly calls them to the water. This stirring salute to a place
called Jaws on the island of Maui is a must for anyone ever wowed by the waves.--D.G.
The island is a constantly changing being, a living soul. It is my hope that in the
future people will look through these photographs to see how things were at this point in
time. They will bear witness to what we've done with the island of Maui since. I feel we
need to respect this island and the ocean that surrounds us for each and every moment. I
hope that my images inspire the viewer as they have me, instilling in them the respect and
love it takes to maintain this wild and natural beauty.
Leslie Lyon, August 14, 1998, Please read Tiger Espere's words.
It is the most inspirational piece in our book. No matter what thrills you in Life,
his words will give you insight and comfort.
publisher, Peter W. Cannon , November 6, 1998, Jaws Maui is the cover story in Nov.
Maui is the cover story in the November issue of National Geographic. N.G has
maped the ocean floor at Jaws to explain why these monster wave form at Peahi, Maui. The
magazine has a circulation of 10.400,000 worldwide. The cover of the book is the cover of
the magazine. Enjoy! Aloha Peter Cannon