HAWAII OCEAN SAFETY: EDUCATION is a MUST for ALL!

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 

For the past few days we've had HIGH SURF WARNINGS on the North Shore and West Shores of Oahu (all other islands have the same going on except the Island of Hawaii "Big Island" has most North, East and Southeast shores with HIGH SURF WARNINGS!

What does that mean to all of us?  It means to stay out of the water that has LIFE THREATENING surf?  What part of that do those that have died or had to have been rescued over the last few days? 

 

On the evening news there are many injuries and even deaths from getting caught in the dangerous surf and strong undertows.  There was a video of senior visitors getting too close to the water with posted signs all over the beach. An Austrialian mother and daughter entered the surf and immediately got caught in the undertow and a lifeguard had to put his life in danger rescuing them.

 

On a more sorrowful note, a younger man on the East side of Oahu, climbed down the steep rocks so he could swim in the surging waters.....and died.  On the rocks along this same coastline a few years back, another young man stood over the Blowhole (water splashing from underneath the rocks and shoots upwards through the hole) and when the water came back down, it sucked the young man in and under the rocks.

 

Please be careful and read up on Ocean Safety and PLEASE...take note of the signs.....if not, it could cost you your life! 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Unless I am missing something those signs are not put there for the hell of it they are put their to provide guidance and safety to be heeded... wow???

Oct 29, 2015 08:21 AM #1
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Exactly David. It is a sad situation when one gets injured but I am just in awe...how these signs are ignored....just to get a closer picture or video! 

When I was a teenager, I was WAYYYY back on the beach with my brother...watching the high surf.....wayyyyy out there. After the giant wave broke, the after wash came up on the beach and sucked me over the wall on the boat harbor side!  My brother jumped in...saved me...and got more cut up than I did.

Oh...no signs up on this beach back in the earlyh 70's. Common sense told me to never again get anywhere near the ocean when there are 20-30 ft. waves!

 

Oct 29, 2015 08:26 AM #2
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Sally, things that look seemingly fun and innocent ... like the ocean, can be dangerous.  The ocean far more powerful that it looks. Too many tragic losses of precious life.

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That is a nice shot of that natural bridge.  People need to learn to respect the water as it is not something to take lightly

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Kathleen ---20-30 ft. waves look big and scary but that is so far out.....compared to the shoreline....but I know better. The shoreline can turn into a huge backwash and drag you out to sea.

 

Ed: That is in Laie on the Northern Coast of Oahu. And you're right...there are signs for heaven's sake!

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Thanks for the reminder, Ive owned property and visited Princeville, Oahu, Naopli and i love it...but ocean safety is part of the deal.

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Sally, things that look seemingly fun and innocent ... like the ocean, can be dangerous.  The ocean far more powerful that it looks. Too many tragic losses of precious life. assignment help online

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The shore was fledged with palm trees. These stand or inclined or leaned back against the light and their green quills were a hundred feet open to query. The ground below ordercollegepapers.com them was a bank secured with vulgar grass, torn wherever by the changes of fallen trees, spotted with rotting coconuts and palm saplings.

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