PUTS OCEAN SAFETY FIRST!
The Kauai Lifeguard Association 3rd Wave allowed us to meet our goals and then some. Solar powered P.A. systems and weather tested high powered Megaphones will be in place thanks to donations from our 3rd Wave efforts around our Island!
In 2016 the needs for additional support to HELP SAVE LIVES has been clearly defined.
KLA LIFESAVER OF THE MONTH will help us kick off 2016 with our 4TH Wave campaign theme that puts Ocean Safety First. It will present a different individual illustrating lifesaving actions or attitudes and he or she will be highlighted in newspaper, on the KLA Website, on Radio and on Wala au TV.
KEIKI AND JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM will be promoted on Kauai for 12 weeks in all media. This most successful program has delivered 12 consecutive State Championship crowns. In 2016 the team will also compete in Huntington Beach for a national recognition in August.
RESCUE TUBE placement and maintenance along with the proper use of them will also Help Save Lives thru two week campaigns every quarter in radio tv and newspaper ads and articles.
W.A.V.E. 90 minute breakfast buffet – will take on a new twist. These breakfasts will feature feedback from concierge at hotels, resorts, vacation rental, time share and bed &breakfast operators. Their feedback during these free breakfasts can result in new and innovative programs to communicate ocean safety to the more than a million visitors who frequent our beaches.. There will also be door prizes for those in attendance.
4TH WAVE GOAL: ultimate goal is working with the county of Kauai in targeting unguarded beaches that attract many of beach goers during certain times of years. Areas that will need special attention include Anini, Lumahai, Larsens Beach, Kalapaki, Shipwrecks, Waiohai, as well as stretches of beach on our West Side including Salt Pond, Pakala, Waimea River Mouth, Davidson’s, 2nd Ditch, and Target Range. Donations from Kla in conjunction with support from the County of Kauai WILL HELP SAVE LIVES for years to come. A comprehensive plan to do such is forthcoming with KLA donating equipment and support for these specific areas.
KLA 4th WAVE CELEBRATION is confirmed for October 22nd in the Grand Ballroom of the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. A star studded lineup of Hawaii’s headlining entertainers, with some suprises in store..including hypnotism with Las Vegas’ own TINA MARIE. Augie T. will serve as the emcee for the entire evening hosting comedy bits, quickie bingo, Jokers Wild competition, Guy Higa’s award winning dinner buffet a silent auction, spirited live auction, a jewelry and artists gallery, random hourly drawings, and a salute on stage to this years KLA LIFESAVERS of the MONTH as well as a new Annual Percy Kinimaka Aloha Award to Kauai’s Junior Lifeguard of the year.