Watch: April Rules at Pipeline
There's a lot to enjoy in this clip, not least the opening wave of Derek Ho getting bucked and responding with, firstly one foot off the board, then winding up the windows, all as the lip pitches menacingly overhead.
It was filmed during the recent late season run of swell at Pipe. We're told late season takes the heat off crowd numbers but the 2:05 mark shows that's a relative statistic - someone can always ditch a board in front of you.
Surf trivia: The cheeseball rock/jazz tune is taken from a video of the 1984 Pipeline Masters, when Derek came second to Joey Buran.