Is Hawaiian one of the languages that use directions like seaward, mountainward instead of North, South etc.?
There is also "windward" and "leeward"...
Hū! He mea u'i! So beautiful :)
It is seaward of the road should also be accepted... He, she, it.
I agree that either he or it should be acceptable as well as she ... and I also agree that, after living here for many years, I have NEVER heard anyone give local directions and say "upland" or "seaward" ...
I'm sure you've heard people say "mauka" and "makai" when giving directions.
Here's a small example of that kind of phrasing used in everyday language:
"… is on the mauka side of Hana Highway and the Hana side of Oheo Gulch."
Sound familiar now?
Mauka = upland
Makai = seaward
There are other people besides people in Hawai'i, and we do sometimes say upland and seaward.
I wrote "It is seaward of the road" and was marked incorrect.
"She is seaward of the road" is the correct way to say it.