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June 22, 2021

Are you staring at the clock hoping the work day will end? Did the week just start and you’re already looking forward to the weekend? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it sounds like you’re in need of a little adventure!

Beach safety tips

5 tips to keeping you safe at the beach

There may be no better place to enjoy the sun and sand than Hawaii’s numerous beaches. But even the most experienced swimmers know that ocean conditions from beach to beach can be as unique as the Hawaiian Islands themselves. So, the next time you’re out looking for some fun in the sun, keep safe by remembering these important tips:

  • Be aware and respectful of the dangers of ocean. Large waves can sneak up on you and sweep you off the beach or rocks and pull you out into the deep ocean without warning. Never turn your back on the ocean!
  • Choose to swim at Hawaii beaches which are lifeguard protected. Avoid swimming at remote beaches
  • Follow Hawaii beach warnings and closures as they will give notice of dangerous conditions such as strong currents, jellyfish, shorebreak, as well as other hazards
  • Understand rip currents and how to deal with them. Even the strongest swimmers who aren’t careful can get swept out to sea
  • Make sure to have appropriate sun protection (i.e. – sunscreen) and stay hydrated

Need Series: Adventure

The need for speed

Share the excitement with Cody and Crystal as they tackle the adventures available at Coral Crater Adventure Park

Mahalo Coral Crater Adventure Park for helping Hawaii to choose wisely. Recommendations of the businesses featured in this video are the personal opinions of the hosts.

Hiking Tips

What to bring on your next hike

Living in Hawaii, we’re blessed to have some of most beautiful hiking trails anywhere in the world. But before you venture out, it’s essential that you’re prepared. Here is a list of things you should bring with you on your next hike:

  • Proper hiking footwear for the terrain you’ll be hiking
  • A backpack
  • Water (amount dependent on length of hike and individual hydration needs)
  • Cellphone
  • GPS
  • Extra batteries (i.e. – flashlight, phone, etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Rain jacket
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Food

The above is not an exhaustive list, however, so make sure to check the trail conditions before you start. Another tip is to read online reviews of the hike or ask people you know who’ve hike the trail what they think you’ll need for the hike and its surrounding environment.

And just as critical as having the right gear, you should always let someone know where you’re hiking and never go on a hike alone. By sharing your hiking itinerary with someone, they will have a general idea where you are and when you should be done. And no matter how experienced you are or how familiar a trail is to you, accidents can happen to anyone. Taking necessary precautions is always a good idea.