We’ve all fantasised about locking into a Skeleton Bay runner and getting deliriously piped for minutes at a time. Here Brett Barley gives us a glimpse, not just of the good stuff, although there’s plenty in there, but at what it takes to strike a swell at the world’s most desired wave.

This includes last minute flights, being denied check-in because of your boards, dropping three grand US on a new flight, 50 hours travel time and more. But as Brett clearly demonstrates, just one of these waves is worth every penny. Probably still cheaper than a session at Kelly’s pool too!