What?!? Ok so we've seen some pretty crazy things in our time but this has to be one of the strangest.

Tackling the infamous Jaws wave in Hawaii on a pair of skis? Chuck Patterson must be at least slightly nuts.

Ok so the skis aren't quite the ones you'd see in an Olympic downhill (they look more like modified water skis) but otherwise he's gone the whole hog.

They come complete with bindings, plus he's wearing full on hard boots, spandex (is that really necessary?) and carrying poles.

All of which begs the question... why?

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