Encinitas, California: Mai Tai Moai

Carved from a leaning tree trunk, an 11-foot-tall Easter Island head looks as if it had one too many.

Address:
1298 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Directions:
In Swami's Seaside Park, just South of Swamis Self-Realization Fellowship. On the ocean side of S. Coast Highway 101, about a mile south of Encinitas Blvd.
Admission:
Free
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Mai Tai Moai

Easter Island Head II by artist Tim Richards was added in 2018, and is located adjacent to the Mai Tai Moai.

[Jeff Brewer, 10/27/2018]

Mai Tai Moai.

Moai Carved from Dead Tree

At Swami's Seaside Park, there's an Easter Island Moai carved from a dead tree trunk.

[David Kamada, 08/23/2013]

Local artist Tim Richards carved the 11-foot-tall head in 2011 from the stump of a tree that had been infested with bark beetles. Its unofficial name is "Mai Tai Moai" because of its woozy angle.


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