Kaena Point

Narrow, dry, west-pointing finger of land located on the northwest tip of Oahu in Hawaii, fringed with black lava rocks and cliffs. On the biggest winter swells, Kaena will produce what appears to be ridable right-breaking 40-foot-plus waves on the southwest side of the point, and equally large but less organized left-breaking waves on the northwest side. From the late 1950s to the 1980s, Kaena Point was thought of as big-wave surfing's final frontier. Surf Guide magazine described it in 1963...