Given that Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing, it’s only natural that some of the world’s greatest surfers return to their roots and surf Pipeline for the winter. Pipeline is a legendary reef break with dangerous, yet desirable barreling waves in the world.  As a result of the shallow waters, the consequences of falling are dire.

Nevertheless, the risk-to-reward ratio is too great for the likes of pro surfers. As a result, some of the best waves come from one contest run by Oakley, with the winners of each month earning the bragging rights to surfing the “Wave of the Winter”. Take a look below at this season’s results, for a new angle on a barreling wave.