Primarily for beachgoers and surfers
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY
[12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM]
WEATHER CONDITIONA Few Clouds
East at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)
AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES
Information and Beach Analysis
Magic Island, the man-made peninsula at the east end of the park, was completed in 1964 through the reclamation of thirty acres of shallow reef. Named Magic Island by its developers, the peninsula was the first phase of a resort hotel complex that called for two more islands to be constructed on the reef off Ala Moana Beach Park. The project stopped after the development of Magic Island, leaving the State with a man-made peninsula, which they converted into a public park. In 1972 the State officially renamed Magic Island ‘Aina Moana, or “land [from the] sea,” to recognize that the park is made from dredged coral fill. The peninsula was turned over the city in a land exchange and is formally known as the ‘Aina Moana Section of Ala Moana Beach Park, but local residents still call it Magic Island.
This description is taken from John R. K. Clark's book - Beaches of Oahu (Revised Edition) which is published by University of Hawai'i Press and available from University of Hawai'i Press. We thank John R. K. Clark for providing his description of Hawaii's beaches to improve beach safety.