Winter is here!  Enjoying Kauai while you stay safe.  Ocean Safety tips from Kauai Lifeguard Association.

Winter is here!  Below are some tips to help you and your family have a fun and safe Kauai Vacation.  Before you hit the beach, visit the website hosted by Kauai Explorer for daily conditions.

Queen's Bath - photo by Adrian Sear

Queen’s Bath – photo by Adrian Sear

Things to know from the Kauai Lifeguard Association: 

  • Rocks are slippery and waves can sweep you out into the ocean.
  • Huge waves can unexpectedly arrive in a calm ocean.
  • The location of rip currents and how to escape if caught in one.
  • Shore breaks can pound you into the sand causing serious injuries.
  • Reef breaks can hold you under water.
  • Crossing streams during and after heavy rains can be treacherous.
  • Lifeguards and local folks can advise you.
  • Swimming near a lifeguard is strongly recommended.
  • Our free Kauai Beach Guide shows the location of lifeguard towers and provides ocean safety information.
  • Kauai Explorer has a great website that reports current ocean condition. Visit their website at

Safety Ocean Tips for Kauai Explorer:

  • Varied shoreline topography, open-ocean swells and constantly changing conditions make our beaches beautiful, great for surfing, and often DANGEROUS. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe Hawaii vacation.
  • Swim at lifeguarded beaches – ask lifeguards for safety and swimming tips.
  • Lifeguards post warning signs – Don’t ignore them! Read them and heed them!
  • Conditions constantly change – daily and seasonal changes must be monitored closely
  • Waves come in sets – it can look calm for up to 20 minutes between dangerous sets of huge waves.
  • Hazards can exist in ANY coastal area – not just in the water. Be careful on wet sand and rocks.
  • Do not fight a rip current – if caught in a current keep calm, float, breathe, don’t panic, and wave for help. Go WITH the current and conserve energy.
  • Use the buddy system – never swim alone & know your limits.
  • When in doubt – don’t go out
  • Please view the Kauai Lifeguard website for more information on Ocean Safety Tips at

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