Hawaii ocean safety concerns emanate from strong currents, wave surges, the hidden rocks which frequent Hawaii beaches, and hazardous shore areas.
Dangerous ocean conditions are always possible in Hawaii. In the summer you’ll typically find them on our south shores whereas in winter they are frequently seen on our north shores. East and west shores are more variable.
Unfortunately, it’s often visitors who become injured or lose their lives in Hawaii ocean and river incidents. A lack of familiarity with Hawaii ocean conditions and a lack of appropriate caution are significant causal factors.
How to protect yourself on your Hawaii vacation while enjoying the spectacular ocean?
You can almost always find safe places to be in the water in Hawaii at any time of year.