MAALAEA: FAST, FASTER, AND TOO DAMN FAST

Maalaea is one of those “world’s best” surf breaks that doesn’t sing to me. Too much wind. Too little water on the reef. Nothing but relentless, brutalist speed. Sam Hawk, Sam Hawk, made one of four at Maalaea. Owl, Hakman, Owens, Ho—every man jack Hawaii-based surf legend from the Age of Nixon to the Summer of Azalea who…