perfect wave, the

The "perfect wave" is subjective, changing from person to person, but it nonetheless takes on a collective shape and form defined by each new generation of surfers. As surfing was exported from country to country in the first few decades of the 20th century, Waikiki, the sport's homeland, was unanimously regarded as having the world's best surf. After World War II, with the new easier-handling boards encouraging surfers to ride faster and more sharply angled waves, Southern California's Malib...