The Lifeguard Towers District #1 – North Shore District #2 – South Side Ocean Safety Officers are on duty everyday Responds the coastal area from Kahakaloa Responds from La Perouse to the Scenic from 0800 – 1630 hours. As part of the to Peahi (aka “Jaw s”). 15 full-time Ocean Point on the Pali. 15 full-time Ocean Safety island w ide 911 Emergency system, all Safety Officers are stationed w ithin the 3 Officers are stationed at 3 tow ers w ithin a OSO are trained above and beyond USLA tow ers. mile long area of beach in South Kihei. certifications and all are certified AHA First Responders. Each OSO is skilled in rescue LG 8 - Kanaha Beach Park LG 1 – Kamaole 1 techniques using equipment such as rescue Common Hazard War nings: 2, 3 LG 2 – Kamaole 2 boards, tubes and fins, jet skis, 4-w heel Located minutes from dow ntown Kahului, drive ATV’s, and first aid supplies. Kanaha is know n for great surfing and w ind LG 3 – Kamaole 3 surfing conditions, w ith scenic beach areas. Common Hazard War nings: 1, 2, 3 LG 7 - Baldwin Beach Park These 3 beach parks are very popular w ith both locals and visitors. Each beach has Common Hazard War nings: 1, 2, 3 great snorkeling; how ever, strong afternoon Just w est of Paia tow n, a very popular trade w inds at all 3 Kamaole beaches are beach w ith local families. Great for body very common. In addition, each has its ow n boarding, kayaking, and surfing. unique characteristics: LG 6 - Ho’okipa Beach Park KAM 1 is a great all-round exercising Common H azard Warnings: 2, 3, 5, 6 beach, and location of the districts’ Jet Ski. Minutes east of Paia, Ho’okipa is w orld KAM 2 is a peaceful family beach. famous for high level experienced surfing KAM 3 features large open park areas and w ind surfing. perfect for BBQ’s and gatherings. Ocean Safety Tips Hazard Warning Signs District #3 – West Side Responds to the coastal area from the Sw im in Lifeguarded areas. 1. Dangerous Shore Break Scenic Point on the Pali to Kahakaloa. 10 Never sw im alone. Do not dive into unknow n w ater or into 2. Strong Current full-time Ocean Safety Officers are stationed within the 2 tow ers. shallow breaking w aves. 3. High Surf Do not attempt to dive over large w aves. LG 4 – H anakao’ o Beach Park 4. Shark Sighted Ask a Lifeguard about beach and surf Common Hazard War nings: 1, 2, 3 safety before sw imming. 5. Sudden Drop Off AKA “Canoe Beach”, north of Lahaina tow n If you are unable to sw im out of a strong 6. Waves Break on Ledge and just south of Kaanapali Beach. Famous current, signal for help. for hosting many championship outrigger Rely on your sw imming ability rather 7. Man-o-war canoe races. than a flotation device. 8. Jelly Fish LG 5 – DT Fleming Beach Park Look for, read, and obey all beach and safety signs 9. Sharp Coral Common Hazard War nings: 1, 2, 3 If in doubt, don’t go out! 10. Slippery Rock Just north of Kapalua, a very popular beach Protect the environment. Refrain from with local families and visitors. Great for touching all reefs. Help keep the body boarding, kayaking, and surfing. In emergency call 911 immediately beaches clean and keep Haw aii beautiful. Hazard Warning Signs: 1 2 7 8 County of Maui Ocean Safety Section Mayor Charmaine Tavares Director Tamara Horcajo Deputy Director Zach Helm Chief of Aquatics Marian Feenstra Ocean Safety Operatio ns Archie Kalepa OS Training Captain Jeffrey Silva North District Captain Dave Emerson 9 10 South District Captain Jeff Meadows 3 4 West District Captain Cary Kayama To contact Ocean Safety: www.co.maui.hi.us 808-270-6136 In emergency call 911 immediately Ocean Safety Mission Statement: Maui County Ocean Safety To provide and encourage 700 Halia Nakoa Street, Unit 1B ocean safety through public Wailuku, HI 96793 education and ocean recreation, This educational brochure w as produced in the interest of public safety and drow ning prevention and and to assist in emergencies along cannot guarantee or warrant y our safety at any of the Maui coastal waters, thereby locations described herein. That is y our ow n responsibility. Maui C ounty Aquatics, P arks & providing safer beaches for the Recreation, and the C ounty of M aui accept no people of Maui County and visitors responsibility, express or implied for the use or mis- 5 6 use of this educational brochure. who use Maui County Beach Parks.
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