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What You Should Know About Kayaking in Hawaii May 17, 2017

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What You Should Know About Kayaking in Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

Planning a kayaking trip for the Hawaiian island of Oahu can be challenging if you’ve never been to this beautiful location before. But with help from Go Bananas Watersports, you can learn some important facts about going kayaking in Hawaii. Operating out of two locations in Honolulu and Aiea, the kayak rental company shares a few essential things to bear in mind when going for a ride on this island.

3 Essential Factors to Know About Kayaking in Hawaii


Keep an eye on the local weather forecast before heading out for a kayaking trip on Oahu. Rains and thunderstorms are particularly notorious for raising water to a dangerous level and threatening kayakers’ safety. Unless you’re an expert kayaker with years of navigating through high waters, it’s best to stay away from the beach during rough weather conditions.

Water Levels

Kayaking HawaiiTo ensure tourists’ safety, every beach on Oahu carries a safety sign that indicates its current water level. A yellow square signboard serves as a caution for visitors to be careful when rowing towards deeper waters. Be particularly wary of red octagonal or black diamond-shaped signs, as both of these represent high hazard levels. Local beach authorities may also consider shutting down the beach temporarily until the weather situation comes back to normal.

Safety Essentials

Although kayaking in Hawaii is one of the safest water activities, it helps to stay mindful of some important advice in case of an accident. If you do dare to go out in difficult weather conditions, stay mindful of essential kayak accessories to guarantee your safety. These include life vests to help you stay afloat if dangerously high water levels end up tipping your kayak over. In extremely stormy conditions, using a sprayskirt will protect your kayak’s body from experiencing extensive water damage.

With Go Bananas Watersports’ reliable kayak rentals at your service, you can guarantee safe kayaking in Hawaii. For further information about their kayak accessories and staples, call (808) 737-9514 or visit their website.

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