South shore waves have broken apart a 55-foot sailboat that had been wedged on a Kihei reef for at least the past two weeks.
Beachgoers in the area Sunday reported debris including nails and screws along the sandy shore fronting the Village by the Sea condominiums near Waipuilani Park.
"I saw screws and nails, debris everywhere," said Pat Jones, who's staying in a condominium nearby. He said he also found an 8-foot aluminum pipe floating near the reef.
"Quite a few people were out picking up stuff today, but I'm certain there's more that will wash up," he said. "I'm not sure who will ultimately be responsible for cleaning it up, but it'll never go away if there's no cleanup effort. I've noticed a lot of people like to walk on the beach at night, and there are a lot of windsurfers out here, so it's dangerous."
Officials with the state departments of Health and Land and Natural Resources could not be reached for comment Sunday.
The Maui Police Department said it does not have jurisdiction over hazards on public shorelines.