Maui’s Matt Meola is one of the new generation of Hawaiian rippers who have come to embrace the big wave scene as much as the high performance aerial side of things, and being from the Valley Isle that means showing up to Jaws whenever it’s breaking. Here, last year’s Innersection winner gets hung up at the top while paddling in. Ouch! But it wasn’t all beating, he got a Wipeout of the Year entry in this year’s Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards for it. For more gnarly, heavy water-induced lickings head on over to the event site www.BillabongXXL.com.