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Latitude: 21° 16.853' N
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Go to ALa Moana Harbor/Boat parking lot near Hawaiian Hilton Village. Walk along rock jetty
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bowls, Ala Mo, Ala Moana
Wave qualityWorld Class
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)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
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.
Very beautiful and gnarly wave when it is going off. Take advantage of dawn patrols.
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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