Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
CJ Hobgood on his heat with Shane Dorian, a month on the North Shore and his one perfect day at Pipeline.
UNBELIEVABLY Parko handed Mick the ASP World Championship in a smoking day at Pipe and Backdoor.
COMP on hold after a half day. The swell was still rolling through - it's just that tomorrow is all set to pump.
JUST before it all went bang on the North Shore, Pipeline and Backdoor made themselves seen, heard and felt.
ONE day after Eddie comes Pipe and it was pumping perfect perfection. Freaking great day and it's only just started.
WHAT can you say? Three World Championships, two Triple Cowns and three Maui Pros. Happy Christmas Steph.
EDDIE went off in 30ft+ surf and everyone thought Kelly had it in the bag until Greg Long snatched the win.
WHEN it's too big for Waimea where do you head? Peahi of course, for a macking 50ft plus session. Superb.