Current conditions at Maili Beach Park

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High Surf Advisory

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:22pm to Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Issued Monday, November 11, 2019 - 3:22pm

Beach & Nearshore

Extreme Hazard

Conditions are extremely hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for beachgoers and surfers

Offshore

Extreme Hazard

Offshore conditions are extremely dangerous. Kayakers and users of other unpowered craft are advised to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
Learn more about these rating signs and alerts. Ratings updated Monday, November 11, 2019 - 8:45pm

Weather

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78°F
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Winds Calm

Surf

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 8 TO 12 FEET TONIGHT, THEN LOWER TO 3 TO 6 FEET TUESDAY.

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Beach ID: 44

Background

Ma’ili Beach Park, named for the town of Ma’ili, is a long, narrow, 40-acre park that borders Farrington Highway. Ma’ili is a contracted form of the word Ma’ili’ili, or “lots of little pebbles.” ‘Ili’ili are small, rounded, water-worn stones that are familiar to most people today as percussion instruments used by hula dancers.

The long sand beach that fronts the park experiences seasonal erosion and accretion. Rocky shelves line much of the shore at the water’s edge. The popular surf site Green Lanterns is located at the mouth of Ma’ili’ili Stream. A jetty constructed in August 1966 as part of a major improvement to the stream channel intrudes into the surf site, but not enough to ruin it completely. Tumbleland, another surf site on the long beach, is in the center of the park. The entire beach is subject to strong currents during periods of high surf.

This description is from John R. K. Clark's Beaches Series: Beaches of Oʻahu, Beaches of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, Beaches of Maui County, and Beaches of the Big Island published and available for purchase from the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We thank John R. K. Clark for providing beach descriptions for use on this site.
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