Jaws skied! Jan. 20, 2011 Chuck Patterson


The Freeski TV feature

c2Chuck Patterson is surf skiing’s most hard-charging pioneer. He is using the latest version of our Rocket skis — hand-crafted in conjunction with McDermott Shapes of Maine — to push the sport to new heights on big waves from Maui to California.

A pro surfer and former pro skier, Patterson is absolutely killing it, as the following images can attest.











Photos by Mike Lopaka Jones, Azhiaziam.com




The Original Hawaii Sessions

In 2009, the crew from Salomon Freeski TV took our skis to Maui with one simple mission: ski as many big waves as possible in one month on the North Shore. They also found out what happens when you throw a kite into the mix.

The video below is a remix of released and unreleased footage from their trip, with a particular focus on kite-skiing. This is the most progressive kite-skiing ever put to film and just the tip of the iceberg for a sport that holds unbridled potential in speed and air. Check out our tow-in page for the original Maui episode of Salomon Freeski TV, released in December 2009.

Below is part two of the Free Water Skiing series, featuring our “Longboard” Stand Up Paddle skis and wake skiing cuts.