The famed “jaws” surf break at Pe’ahi, Hawaii on the north shore of Maui has been filmed from nearly every angle. The location for some of the biggest waves on the planet, photographers have captured the mammoth waves here from sea, land and air.

But until now few people, if any, have witness the break from underneath. Surfing videographer Michael Donohoe took an exploratory mission beneath the breakers in January and recently shared a few clips.

It’s from beneath the wave has a peaceful, other-worldly aspect as surfers glide magically overhead. You also get a good perspective for the sheer power of the wave.

Just last week, the surf break was home to the Pe’ahi Challenge big wave surf contest that saw Billy Kemper taking the title. 

Photo credit: Vimeo