“But how do you get in there?”

That was the question Koa Smith posed while watching empty death wedges erupt from the safety of the channel, and it’s a good one.

Silverbacks offers one of the slimmest entry points of any wave on the planet. Too deep and you’re instantly toasted. Too wide you’re not getting near the tube.

After studying the wave for a while, Koa thought he had it figured out, so he slapped on his Gath helmet and paddled out.

After a few attempts, Koa was struggling, until he saw his window on one of the heaviest waves of the day and knifed it perfectly from the far side of the wedge and into a supermassive black hole of a tube, which he navigated perfectly into the channel.