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    The Sun is Strong

    by cjg1 Written Mar 8, 2013

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    It's always important to be aware of the sun. Relaxing on a beautiful beach with a breeze can make you easily forget to check you skin for signs of a sunburn. We always slather on the sunblock; usually SPF 100 and make sure to re-apply requently. Liz and I both brings hats to ensure our faces do not fry in the sun.

    The best thing to do is avoid peak burn times that are from 11am-3pm. We usaully get ourselves some lunch, drinks and shopping during this time to avoid getting crispy.

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    by aloha_kaela Written Nov 9, 2004

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    PLEASE... I have seen way too many people looking like miserable lobsters. WEAR SUNSCREEN. SPF 40 or higher. No joke, the sun here is intense. And also, dont be afraid of sharks, they will leave you alone.

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    Check out the Beach break, Baby! Yes! maybe no!

    by pedroswift Updated Aug 28, 2007

    So you've rented a Kailua-Kona Coast Condo for a week and you've rented some gear from the man at the beach. Snorkel/face mask to check the fishies. (Don't forget put some frozen peas in your swimtrunks to feed them) . Some flippers (swim fins) . And a belly board to re-live those days of your youth when you used to surf all the time.
    WARNING! If you can afford a condo at Kona you are too old to emulate the exploits of the twelve year old grommits doing wonderful things on belly boards in the shore break. That surf dumps onto that sloping beach with enough power to put the old & bold out of action for quite a long time!!

    81-951 Halekii St # B
    Kealakekua, HI 96750
    11.7MI from Kailua Kona

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    Over impacted snorkeling site - Kahalu'u Beach

    by trvlrtom Written Mar 5, 2007

    Kona's easy access snorkeling spot at Kahalu'u Beach Park has been damaged from over use and misuse of tourists. The University has asked the snorkel gear rental companies to tell people not to go here, and there is good reason for it. At Snorkel Bob's they told us about this request/warning. We stopped by to take a look, and were dismayed to see a rental place right at the park, with a lot of people out in the water, walking(!) right on the coral and trying to touch the turtles. Contact with coral damages or kills it, and unfortunately this seems still to be occuring.

    If you want to snorkel in Hawaii or anywhere, of course do so. But I'd recommend following the request of the University and avoid this damaged location, follow good practices and snorkel elsewhere.

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