Unlike the Alps and Pyrenees, the liquid mountains of Jaws, in Maui, move as you ride down the slope. Fortunately, Chuck Patterson has brought his special skis.

Chuck Patterson is a versatile rider. Having mastered both big waves and steep snowy slopes, the Californian enjoys leaving a mark in what he does.

While everyone surfs the Hawaiian walls of water, this man prefers skiing them. The whole picture is unusual because our mind associates ski poles with steady white cliffs, not waves.