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Practice Beach Safety in Kauai

When you arrive to Kauai its beauty will blow you away. Then, when you hit the beaches you will be overwhelmed that something in nature could be so breathtakingly gorgeous. It is easy to allow the beauty of the beaches to make you feel as if the beaches are perfectly safe. However, this is not the case. In reality, the beautiful beaches of Kauai can actually be dangerous. That is why it is so important to understand and practice beach safety while you are enjoying the splendor of Kauai.

Be Cautious
Unfortunately, the Hawaiian Islands experience more drownings each year than any other beach or state in the United States. This is a pretty bad reputation to have, but it is a direct result from the huge waves, strong currents, and innumerable tourists that visit.

Of the average nine people that drown each year in Hawaii almost 60% of them are tourists. So, if you are planning on visiting Kauai or any of the Hawaiian Islands you need to take these beach safety tips and use them. It could be a matter of life and death, and that is no joke.

First of all, no matter what beach you are considering swimming at on a particular day you need to evaluate whether the sea looks calm or not. Even supposedly “safe” beaches can become dangerous at any moment so evaluating the water before swimming is always a good idea. If the water looks rough, a storm is approaching, or you are not a strong swimmer then you should not enter the water. In fact, if you are not a strong swimmer you might better stick with swimming pools and enclosed swimming holes like those at Lydgate State Park.

Keep in mind as well that even safe beaches that look calm when you arrive can become dangerous in an instant. Rip tides are notorious for simply appearing and can easily drown you. Large waves called “rogue waves” occur at any time as well. These are generally the result of two waves combining while and sea and coming to shore. These may be a surfer’s dream, but they are dangerous and should be respected.

Always respect the ocean and never turn your back on it.

Always swim with a partner.

Always supervise children when they are swimming.

Never swim when a storm is approaching or when seas are not calm.

Never swim in water that is murky.

These are just a few tips to help keep you safe when you are visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Just don’t allow the beauty of the area to make you feel as if it is safe and that just because you are on vacation nothing bad can happen to you.

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