Our beautiful Kauai beaches offer enjoyment to all but can sometimes be dangerous during seasonal surf conditions and rip currents. We encourage our Kauai vacation rental guests to learn more about ocean safety in this new video. It takes 6 minutes of your time but can save your life or that of a loved one.
Even the most experienced swimmer will benefit from the topics covered. They include how to use rescue tube stations, evaluate ocean conditions, where to find lifeguarded Kauai beaches and what to do in a rip current.
This important information is presented by Kalani Vierra and Dr. Monty Downs. Both men offer years of experience in their field and this advice to residents and visitors: “When in doubt, don’t go out.”
Kalani is supervisor of the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau and respected for his knowledge of the sea. Our company owner, JP Parrish, trusts Kalani with his life after paddling with him in outrigger canoe races during rough waters and high seas. Dr. Downs is in charge of Emergency Medicine at Wilcox Hospital and spearheaded the effort to install rescue tube stations on our beaches. Joining their team are the men and women who life guard Kauai beaches and provide a wealth of safety information.
Ocean Safety Tips for Your Kauai Vacation
- Swim only where there is a lifeguard.
- Observe posted warning signs and use the buddy system in the ocean.
- Standing on rocks can be dangerous especially in high surf.
- In a rip current, relax and ride it out. Signal for help with your hand.
- Call 911 if you see someone in trouble. Use the rescue tube station if you are an experienced swimmer.
You can also learn about our Kauai beaches and see highlights of each one using the complimentary Parrish Kauai Beach Explorer. This helpful guide can be viewed on a Smartphone and features a map with beach information, lifeguard stations, restroom facilities and more.
We wish everyone a safe Kauai vacation. Bottom line, “When in doubt, don’t go out!”