Beloved Hawaiian drives forward into the seat of creation…
In the case of Ala Bowl, next to the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor there in Honolulu, it’s a wave that stands up like a hammer and twists like an eel.
Even if surf media has long ceased to be interested in her contortions, for father-son combo Mason and Michael Ho good Bowls is enough to scream a barbaric yawp of utter adoration.
Ala Moana, which is Hawaiian for “Ocean Street”, is a man-made wave, “dynamite-blasted into existence when the Ala Wai Harbor entrance was rerouted from nearby Kewalo Basin in 1952, producing a deep-water channel for waves to spill into.”
Total victory for the Ho’s, in this instance.