Maui County ocean safety officials have closed shoreline waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in Kihei because of heavy debris and rainwater flowing this morning from a culvert at Kamaole II Beach Park.
The runoff from the culvert has caused shoreline water conditions to be dark, murky and contain unseen debris. This creates a safety risk to swimmers in the area.
The strong runoff of water and debris that originated mauka of Kihei has also created a deep cut into the beach at Kamaole II, creating unsafe conditions for beach users in that immediate area.
The shoreline area will remain closed to ocean users for the rest of the day. Ocean safety officers will continue to monitor the area and reassess the situation Saturday morning.