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    Ala Moana - Oahu

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Ala Moana - Oahu

    Ala Moana - Oahu Professional Guide

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    "This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. The bowl is just that—an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet.

    The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is a risk. The wave goes to the bowl superfast. Best Boards: Shortboard. This chapter also includes a brief description of Rockpile, In-Betweens, Fours, Kaisers, Threes, Paradise, Populars, and Canoes."

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    Kaneohe, HI
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    This is a beautiful surf spot! Far less crowded than nearby Waikiki with the same awesome waves. Their are several breaks along Ala Moana Beach Park. The main break is towards the center straight out from the Volley ball courts and is for experienced surfers. If your facing the ocean to the left is a better spot for beginners called marine land, just be careful not to drift down to the larger more local break at Kewalos. The current is strong so be mindful of your position.

    I highly recommend Ala Moana for any ocean activities. There is a beautiful bay for Stand-Up paddle and the whole area has beautiful views of Diamond Head the city scape. It is also home to lots of Hawaiian sea turtles :)

    If you need to rent equipment Surf HNL or Girls Who Surf is right across the street that can provide surf boards, stand-up paddle boards as well as small group lessons for beginners. They are reasonably priced and provide great service. Have fun!!
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