Five ways to keep Kauai beaches fun
Follow some common sense rules when you head to Kauai beaches and you won't be letting an accident spoil your day.
If you have never been to the ocean these may not be common sense to you, so I'll repeat them for you.
- Don't turn your back on the ocean. Not all waves are created the same and you never know when a large one will come rolling in. They can knock you off your feet, or worse, off a ledge.
- Don't swim alone. Even had if you haven't eaten in the last half hour and aren't worried about cramps, you never know when trouble can strike. A rip current can be present or even form at any time and you don't want to get caught in one of those. If you do, swim paralell to it, not against it. If you swim paralell to the shore you will soon find yourself out of the grip of the rip current.
- Don't swim in murky water. Why? Because sharks like to feed in murky water, such as at the mouth of the river.
- Wear your sunscreen. Even with sunscreen, you need to be careful about how long you hang out at Kauai Beaches. You want to make sure you use a stronger SPF than you do at home. Hawaii is much closer to the equator than the mainland US, so you won't be used to the intenseness of the sun. Remember to reapply after swimming or sweating.
- Stay hydrated. Nothing will ruin a day at Kauai Beaches quicker than a case of heat related illness. Hawaiian beaches are easy to become dehydrated on since the trade winds and playing in the water tend to make you feel cool even when you are sweating. So grab yourself a collapsible cooler, throw in some ice to keep your water cool and make sure you drink it during the day.
If you follow three steps, it will go a long way towards ensuring that you will keep the fun on the Kauai beaches.