Kauai Ocean Hazards and Safety

There are many unknowns as I write for this wonderful magazine’s summer issue. For starters, I’m writing on March 16th with quarantine rules still in effect and therefore with visitor numbers way down from pre-pandemic…

Kauai Ocean Safety

Even here on Kauai, where seasonal changes aren’t as dramatic as they are in more northern latitudes (in the northern Hemisphere that is), spring is a time for renewal, new trees and flowers in bloom,…

Kauai Ocean Safety Holiday 2019

Holidays are quite a mix of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” with “I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you.” And for ocean safety advocates it’s a very anxious time of year. The…

Kauai Ocean Safety

[caption id="attachment_8787" align="alignright" width="135"] Monty Downs, M.D.[/caption] This will be an unusual North Shore winter on Kauai because, at least as things stand now, there will be many many fewer people at our beaches north…

Ocean Safety Fall 2017

A magazine oriented towards our Kauai youth may seem like an unlikely place to run an article about CPR, since it’s very unlikely that any of you will need CPR performed on you in the…