On a coast that favours the late drop and heavy barrel, Haleiwa stands out as the North Shore's most high performance wave. This along with its central location means it's highly popular with the local surf community. Groms learn to surf on the inside reforms, while older crew share the before and after work sessions out on the ledge.
Positioned inside a bay means Haleiwa is sensitive to swell direction, and that along with the unceasing current see to it that those who put in the time - read: locals - get the best waves.
In this vid, hosted on John John's YouTube channel, the narrative reins are handed to Joel Centeio as a compilation of great rides plays across the screen.