Mauna Lahilahi

[Mauna Lahilahi] had a good bearing for the Holt's because it acted as a buffer going out in the ocean. The small steamers landed over there. That goes back to the 1890's.

Interview of Jay Landis by Justin Gomban on Mar. 2, 1996.

Sitting just south of Makaha Point, this steep precipice stands as a marker to that world famous (ocean) surf site. Lahilahi means "thin." The mountain is very thin as though it had been sliced with a knife and so it was called Mauna Lahilahi. Laukinui (large united family),a small island off Mauna Lahilahi, extends from here to the bay on Makaha Beach.


The Wai'anae Coast