Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
RINGSIDE history: the houses overlooking Rocky Point have some serious stories to tell, here's four of them.
PRESENT and future shone at the Gidget Pro Sunset Beach - Gilmore's hat-trick and Carissa's maiden triumph.
MICK Fanning, Parko and Jordy ruling the roost during a Rocky Point and Off The Wall freesurf.
WHILST the North Shore was maxed-out Honolua Bay was firing. The Maui mission payed off for the searchers.
ONE year in review of the world's best left. 2009 really was up there for all time swells and consistency.
JOEL Centeio walked to work and was cheered to victory at Reef Hawaiian Pro. Real hometown hero time.
JORDY Smith and Eric Gieselman duke out a full-bore aerial battle before Gas Chambers ignited.
TANNER Hendrickson, Kekoa Cazimero and Granger Larsen brave the wind to tear up a punchy Off The Wall.