Current conditions at Maili Beach Park

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High Surf Advisory

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:02am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Issued Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:02am

Beach & Nearshore

Caution

Approach the water with caution. Be aware that ocean conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore conditions.
Primarily for beachgoers and surfers

Offshore

Caution

Be cautious and maintain alert for choppy seas, currents, and breaking waves. Users of kayaks and other unpowered craft must be aware of strong wind, wave, and current conditions that can carry you offshore, and are capable of changing unexpectedly.
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
Learn more about these rating signs and alerts. Ratings updated Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

Weather

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80°F
Partly Cloudy
Winds South at 10.4 MPH (9 KT)

Surf

SURF ALONG WEST FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 3 FEET TONIGHT...RISING

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Beach ID: 44

Getting There

Maili Beach Park is located on the Oahu Waianae (West) Shore.

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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 book - Beaches of Oahu (Revised Edition) published and available for purchase from the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We thank John R. K. Clark for providing his beach descriptions for use on this site.
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