Ryan Hipwood is a madman and he, like many others with the blood of Da Bull (that was a Greg Noll reference for you youngsters), make the mission to Hawaii each winter in search of some of the heaviest waves this planet has to offer. From Peahi in Maui to the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, these men push surfing to its extreme and pulse with an ungodly amount of adrenaline for months on end. For guys like Hippo, it comes with the territory. For guys like me, it comes with the territory to sit and watch from behind a computer screen or with a little pink umbrella on the beach. Either way, it’s a win-win for all of us.