The past 12 months have been a helluva ride for Koa Rothman. This time last year, Laird Hamilton whipped him into a mutant of a wave that many have dubbed the biggest ever ridden at Teahupoo, including Nathan Fletcher, the previous owner of that honor. You’ve surely seen that wave (Big Issue cover, Tube and Wipeout of the Year at the Billabong XXL Awards), but what you likely haven’t been privy to is the rest of his year. Koa is a standout at Pipeline and you’ll see why at the 1:45 mark. And he’s no stranger to Jaws either (1:52).