When it comes to going on holiday, few places capture the imagination quite like Hawaii. With picture-perfect beaches and fun-loving locals, a few weeks on one of the idyllic islands that make up this uniquely beautiful state represents the ultimate holiday.
As is so often the case with places of outstanding and remarkable natural beauty, there are areas of Hawaii that are considerably dangerous and the threat of accidents and injuries on holiday looms large. One such place is Hanakapiai Beach, where visitors have to be on their guard to prevent potentially painful and serious holiday injuries.
What are the potential causes for travel accident compensation claims at Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii?
Hanakapiai Beach stretches across the Napali Coast on Kauai Island. It is a hidden, remote treasure, located approximately two miles away from the beginning stages of the Kalalau Trail, an enormously popular hiking site. Such is the seclusion and beauty of the surroundings, it is little wonder that Hanakapiai Beach is such a hit with tourists. However, the undisturbed natural surroundings also pose considerable danger to visitors and can all too easily lead to accidents on holiday.
With no large reefs to hinder and interrupt them, ocean currents can flow powerfully and unencumbered. Strong rip currents can easily pull swimmers and surfers into dangerous situations that are difficult to escape from. The best thing to do if you are caught up in a rip current is to swim parallel to the shore until you are free of its pull. Only then should you start heading back to land. If you try to swim back before you have escaped the current, you are only likely to waste valuable energy.
Of course, this is easier said than done and in the heat of the moment, panic and worry understandably set in. All too often, emotions and irrational reactions can make a holiday accident worse and lead to more serious injuries abroad. The waves at Hanakapiai Beach can also reach imposing heights and possess potentially dangerous power. This is not a surfing spot for the inexperienced or apprehensive.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice