Pipeline is the Yankee Arena, center court at Wimbledon and the Melbourne Cricket Ground of surfing. Surfers grow up on the misconceptions of the hallowed reef break, and publications write scriptural lines in its greatness while young surfers studied them more fastidiously than their school books.

In this video, some of surfing’s finest discuss their first impressions of the famous wave, lessons gained from how their idols surfed it, and the lovely turmoil of surfing Pipeline.