02/10/2011 04:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chuck Patterson Skis The Ocean In Maui (VIDEO)

Chuck Patterson, former professional mountain free-skier, took extreme to new level while spending time in Hawaii. Instead of going surfing the waves at Jaws off the northern coast of Maui, Patterson "donned a set of skis and hit the waves -- complete with ski poles."

"Ever since I started I was hooked like a little kid -- just like I was when I started snow skiing," Patterson told Kelly Burgess of the Los Angeles Times. "Something like that really keeps me going and I know that that's what I'm looking forward to as far as proving that you can actually turn on the waves."

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