About Magics

Also known as Magic Sands or White Sands, Magics' true name is La'aloa, which means "very sacred" in Hawaiian. How La'aloa came to be nicknamed Magic Sands has to do with the fact that during large W and SW swells between December and March, the golden sand of the La'aloa bay-shore will wash out to sea overnight, transforming the beachscape from sand to exposed rock. This is due largely in part to the fact that, offshore, there is a deep scoop out of the reef that is completely sand-bottom all the way out to deep water. All of this geography translates into a stretch of beach that offers up a shoredump that favors bodysurfers and bodyboarders. The wave itself is a hucking peak -- the left rolls for a bit before detonating over shallow water, making it better for surfing, while the right demands pulling in right at the takeoff.

Source: Magics Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Ability levels varies with the skimming, bodyboarding, and bodysurfing activities, as well as the size of the swell.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Humility and respect appreciated.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Can be crowded when its working, but more often it is not.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Mostly shorepound.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Very short paddle.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Reef. On bigger swells, the shorepound can slam you hard.


Easy. Parking at La'aloa Beach Park and side of the Ali'i Drive.

Bring Your

Bodyboard, skimming, bodysurfing


Sand and reef

Best Season

Year-round. Winter NW-WNW swells and summer S-SW swells. Most consistent in summer.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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