Aerial Footage of World’s Most Beautiful Wave

Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu is an undis­put­ed mec­ca for all surfers worth their salt. They flock from across the globe to test their met­tle on what’s often con­sid­ered one of the most dan­ger­ous waves in the world. When huge win­ter swells hit the reef at Pipeline it forms a large, hol­low, A‑frame shaped wave with a thick, curl­ing tube.

No video cap­tures the beau­ty, car­nage, and chaos of a ses­sion at pipeline more than Eric Sterman’s aer­i­al footage. From this per­spec­tive we can see the lethal reef lurk­ing just beneath the sur­face. We can see the rain­bows that launch from the wave’s crest. And we have a great look at the poor souls who get tossed over the falls of this glo­ri­ous wave. 

Big thanks to Ster­man for shar­ing this video. For more, fol­low him on Insta­gram.