Until drone cams came along you would rarely see surfing from this kind of angle. Unless you were stood on a cliff top overlooking a point break, or hired a helicopter, your view was limited to what could be captured with a zoom lens or a go-pro in the water.
Luckily for us, we do now have drone cams. And now, everyone can enjoy the majesty of Pipeline in all it’s glory. What this clip also shows is just what a treacherous wave Pipeline is. Not only does it break over a shallow reef, it breaks incredibly quickly. Add to that, the small take-off zone and packed line up (including a crowd of cameramen in the water!) pipeline is undoubtedly one of the most challenging but magical places in the world.