The stage where every surfer wants a cameo and the lead role is always up for grabs
From the moment the first swells of the Hawaii season roll through, Pipeline becomes a riveting live drama, made up of a revolving cast of intriguing players. The world title may be surfing's most celebrated prize but for many a good barrel at Pipe and a place in the pecking order is the Holy Grail, and it doesn't matter how young or old you are. We're pretty sure that's Derek Ho scoring a bomb on the blue board and wearing the short-john, in this clip. The 55-five-year-old, 1993 world champ still knows how to hustle the wave of the day at 'da Banzai Pipeline'.