Hawaii Five-O

Weekly one-hour CBS-TV police drama series, filmed on location in Hawaii, starring Jack Lord as the steely-eyed and taciturn detective Steve McGarrett. Hawaii Five-O ran from 1968 to 1980, making it television's longest-running police show at the time. Surfing rarely figured into Hawaii Five-O, but surfers often tuned in to catch the title shot of a huge, empty, churning wave, famously set to a brass-heavy theme song recorded by the Ventures.

The location of this wave has long been a surf wo...