PATRI MCLAUGHLIN grew up on the North Shore of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He first tow surfed jaws at 17 years of age. Riding on the Duotone international wave team, Patri is known to really come alive when the conditions get big. I’ve had the opportunity to witness this first hand. When conditions get serious you can see a switch flips, Patri becomes hyper focused and you can see he is truly in his element. On January 16th Patri set out to tackle the biggest swell he’s ever seen or ridden at the infamous Jaws on the North Shore of Maui. We caught up with Patri to get some insights from his session that day.