On 18 January 2010, Danilo Couto and Marcio Freire ended up being the first to surf Jaws Peahi paddling, surfing the wave to the left side. They did not have jetski assistance and utilized on their shorts and their surfboards. They were the only ones to surf Jaws paddling up until 4 January 2012, when it was surfed to the right side for the first time.
On 4 January 2012, Greg Long, Ian Walsh, Kohl Christensen, Jeff Rowley, Dave Wassel, Shane Dorian, Mark Healey, Carlos Burle, Nate Fletcher, Garrett McNamara, Kai Barger, North Shore locals and other of the best big-wave surfers worldwide attacked the Hawaiian Islands for a historical day of surfing. Web surfers had to capture and make it through the wave at Jaws Peahi, on the north shore of Maui, without the use of a jet ski.
Jeff Rowley made Australian history by being the very first Australian to paddle into a 50-foot plus (15 metre) wave at Jaws Peahi, Hawaii, accomplishing his ‘Charge for Charity’ objective set for 2011, to raise money for Breast Cancer Australia.
On 30– 31 January 2012, Jeff Rowley and a number of worldwide huge wave surfers consisting of Greg Long, Shaun Walsh and Albee Layer spent 2 days paddle-surfing Jaws, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, as part of their continuous big-wave paddle-in program at the deep-water reef, further cementing the new frontier of paddle-in surfing at Jaws.
On 12 March 2012, Jeff Rowley paddled into Mavericks Left, California, and ended up being the very first Australian to achieve this task. Mavericks is typically referred to as a right-hander wave and Rowley pressed the limits of what was possible at the Mavericks Left hander, a job that wasn’t without its obstacles, requiring a vertical drop into the wave.
On 30 March 2012, Jeff Rowley was a finalist in the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2011/2012, in the Ride of the Year category with his rides at Jaws Peahi in Maui, Hawaii on 30 January 2012, positioning Fourth location worldwide of elite big wave surfers.