||For four months every winter, the entire surf world is focused on the North Shore of Oahu. During the course of the season, some of the craziest, most intense rides of the year go down at Pipeline, Backdoor and Off-the-Wall.
This film tells the story of the '16-'17 winter. Focusing on the four main Pipe swells - early November, Christmas Day, January's Da Hui Backdoor Shootout and February - it chronicles the season's most extraordinary waves.
And the progression is palpable.
As judge Ross Williams explains: "There's always a few perfect-looking waves ridden every year, but this year, the actual depth inside the barrel by many was exceptional. These guys manage to take off just a little deeper, a little later and still make it out of the barrel. Pretty crazy -- the bar gets set a tad higher every year."
||Jamie O'Brien, Mason Ho, Eli Olson, Kelly Slater, Billy Kemper, Brett Barley, Ryan Hipwood, Tyler Newton, Koa Rothman, Nathan Florence, Reef McIntosh, Torrey Meister, Noah Beschen, Koa Smith, Colin Moran, Ethan Ewing, Davey Cathels, Makua Rothman, Diego Santos, Matt Wilkinson, Mikala Jones, Jay Davies, Seth Moniz, Joel Parkinson, Bruce Irons, Landon McNamama, Leo Fioravanti, Gavin Beschen, Kalani Chapman, Wakita, John John Florence, Kaimana Henry, Balaram Stack, Ryder Guest, Mark Healey, Benji Brand, Mikey O'Shaughnessy