Current conditions at Kamaole 2

Beach & Nearshore


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



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
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Light Rain
Winds Variable at 3.5 MPH (3 KT)

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Beach ID: 210


Like the rest of the shoreline on this side of Maui, the Kama’ole area is occasionally from the south often generate high winds, huge waves, and heavy rains, all of which cause considerable damage to shoreline property. They also severely erode any beach unprotected by a coral reef. When the sand disappears from the beach at Kama’ole II, a large bed of shingle is exposed, and as the waves surge and recede across these rounded beach rocks or ‘ili’ili, an ominous rumbling results. The Hawaiian called this beach ‘Ili”iliholo, “running pebbles,” for this unpredictable and dramatic phenomenon.

The beach at Kama’ole II is a very white sand beach located between two rocky points. The sandy offshore bottom drops off sharply to overhead depths. Usually a small shorebreak is present, attracting bodysurfers. Swimming is safe except during periods of heavy surf or kona storm. Facilities in the grassy park include restrooms, showers, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and paved parking. Kama’ole II Beach Park is located in the 2500-area of South Kihei Road.

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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