Mālama Ola Minute is a column brought to you by the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division to increase awareness, promote discussion, and offer tools to improve the physical and mental health of our haumāna. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu/malama_ola.
Summer is in full swing and many of us are heading to the beach to cool off. But before you unload your picnic cooler and pool noodles, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the following tips to make sure you and your keiki stay safe:
OCEAN SAFETY TIPS
Please remember: Let’s do our part to keep our reefs healthy by using reef-safe sunscreen to protect you and to mālama our oceans.
Ka manu kaʻupu hālō ʻale o ka moana.
"The kaʻupu, the bird that observes the ocean."
Said of a careful observer.
Beach safety for families
Hawai‘i beach safety
Hawaiian Lifeguard Association
Swimming safely at the beach
American Red Cross
Skincare chemical and marine Life
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration