Ala Moana

Long, fast, left-breaking wave in Honolulu, Hawaii, located next to the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor; "the agony and the ecstasy of the South Shore," as described by Surfing magazine; a high-performance haven for local surfers, nearly as famous for its mashing crowds as for its tubing Bowl section.

While Ala Moana breaks from two to 10 feet and is ridable almost daily from midspring to midfall, it rarely gets over eight feet, and hits peak form just a few times each season. The dependable northeast ...