As the window for the 2018 Pipe Masters drew close, Pipe put on some spectacular pre show entertainment. Many a bomb was ridden, and the excitement of surf fans around the world about the prospect of the world title being decided in epic Pipe was palpable.

Unfortunately Pipe has been disagreeable to say the least for the event proper. We have swell now however, and there is hope for an epic final day tomorrow, so fingers crossed.

Here, Nimai Strickland documents the epic week leading up to the comp.