"It's a short, intense ride and when it gets above 10 feet it's one of the most surreal waves in the world -- almost cartoonish."
The heavy hollow-breaking wave is as dangerous as it is rewarding -- the name means "Wall of Heads."
2. Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
The best right-hand ride in the world, according to our panel of Surfing Magazine editors, Jeffrey's Bay offers long, fast barrels off an intense point break.
The bay is divided into sections, so there are plenty of choices -- Kitchen Windows, Magna Tubes, Boneyards and, gnarliest of all, Supertubes.
Expert surfers flock here for rides up to 300 meters long.
1. Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
Here it is -- the granddaddy of all waves.
Most surfers will never be good enough to ride here, but everyone dreams of bobbing along its perfect crest.
Located on the island where modern surfing was developed, this is one of the heaviest waves in the world, scaling more than six meters over a shallow base of razor-blade table reef.
Ride this flawless water tube and you've communed with one of nature's finest creations.