Ocean Safety

Winter Holidays and Big Waves Hawaiian winter is here again. Holidays are here again. Big wave surfing is here again. [caption id="attachment_7270" align="alignright" width="150"] By Monty Downs, M.D.PresidentKaua`i Lifeguard Association[/caption] I myself am not a…

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…