If you love the water, Kaua`i is one of the most stunning, exotic, and pristine spots in the world to enjoy it -- whether snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, kiting, or just simply swimming, it’s truly a water wonderland. It can also be deadly if you don’t know what you’re doing. And unfortunately most of us don’t.
Whether you’re a resident here or a visitor, everyone needs to learn the basics of water safety in order to avert tragedy - at least that’s what longtime Kaua`i resident and aquatic expert Pat Durkin thinks. And Durkin should know -- over time he’s been a Kaua`i lifeguard, owner of a swim school, tour boat operator, aquatic forensic investigator, and leader of the Jr. Lifeguard program since first coming to Kaua`i in 1978 with his wife Janet.
|Durkin in the middle of his“office equipment” on the North Shore of Kaua`i|