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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ala Moana Bowls

USA, Hawaii, Oahu

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 21° 16.853' N
Longitude: 157° 50.633' W

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Go to ALa Moana Harbor/Boat parking lot near Hawaiian Hilton Village. Walk along rock jetty
that parallels the boat on the right side of you. Jump off rocks and paddle right towards the deep water boat channel.
If it is on, you will see a thick sucky left barrel coming through. Have fun and get barreled.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to ALa Moana Harbor/Boat parking lot near Hawaiian Hilton Village. Walk along rock jetty<br />that parallels the boat on the right side of you. Jump off rocks and paddle right towards the deep water boat channel.<br />If it is on, you will see a thick sucky left barrel coming through. Have fun and get barreled.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to ALa Moana Harbor&#47;Boat parking lot near Hawaiian Hilton Village. Walk along rock jetty&lt;br &#47;&gt;that parallels the boat on the right side of you. Jump off rocks and paddle right towards the deep water boat channel.&lt;br &#47;&gt;If it is on, you will see a thick sucky left barrel coming through. Have fun and get barreled.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to ALa Moana Harbor&amp;#47;Boat parking lot near Hawaiian Hilton Village. Walk along rock jetty&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;that parallels the boat on the right side of you. Jump off rocks and paddle right towards the deep water boat channel.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If it is on, you will see a thick sucky left barrel coming through. Have fun and get barreled.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Bowls, Ala Mo, Ala Moana

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

Don't try to take off too deep here cause probably won't make the section and you'll miss the sick barrel.
Don't keep any valuables in car in parking lot, cause it gets worked alot by Da Boys.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't try to take off too deep here cause probably won't make the section and you'll miss the sick barrel.<br />Don't keep any valuables in car in parking lot, cause it gets worked alot by Da Boys.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't try to take off too deep here cause probably won't make the section and you'll miss the sick barrel.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Don't keep any valuables in car in parking lot, cause it gets worked alot by Da Boys.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't try to take off too deep here cause probably won't make the section and you'll miss the sick barrel.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Don't keep any valuables in car in parking lot, cause it gets worked alot by Da Boys.

Atmosphere

Very beautiful and gnarly wave when it is going off. Take advantage of dawn patrols.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful and gnarly wave when it is going off. Take advantage of dawn patrols.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful and gnarly wave when it is going off. Take advantage of dawn patrols.

English (Translate this text in English): Very beautiful and gnarly wave when it is going off. Take advantage of dawn patrols.

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Ala moana bowls
United States of America

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Ala Moana Bowls
By olasmaster
Nov 30, 1999
- Wow! Sick wave... Very tight local crew...3 hours and only 6 waves.  I was one of two non locals. The other guy got heckled pretty bad by a mob of Hawaiins. Funny though, the dude making the biggest stink may have been born in
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Trip: south shore ohau
By olasmaster
From Apr 17, 2008 to Apr 21, 2008
South Swell on the way....  Hoping to surf kaisers, tennis courts, ala moana, and more! Gonna check the kokua festival, jack johnson...dave mathews.. 
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By Anonymous , 16-05-2009

To "fabo" - Yeah its man-made in a sense... Look closely at the Google map and you can see that they blasted a channel in the reef to build the ala wai yacht harbor. So thats how a perfect left was created.

By fabo , 30-04-2009

man made? - I've heard that this wave is somehow man made. Does anyone know how to explain what really happened? Has it always been there or not? cheers!

By Anonymous , 24-03-2008

Wave thugs don't get my respect. - Wow...what a bunch of crap. I surfed this spot and it was great, I went in with no attitude respected ALL the surfers out there and had no problems with anyone. Actually the best surfer out there was a chic...destroying all da boys.

Don't think Hawaii and your surf spot is the only place getting infultrated with mainstream public. My mountain and local lake is getting taken over too, as i am a semi-pro wakeboarder. Those guys piss me off too, but it doesnt mean I can go around acting like a thug, blaiming everyone else.

Grow up! I am broke too, but i am doing something about it...pick up a book and learn something. Its easy to blame everyone and act like a thug.

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