HANAKāPīʻAI BEACH is a beach in the Hawaiian islands located on
Kauai's geography makes Hanakāpīʻai conditions even more hazardous; in the event that one gets caught in a rip current (or otherwise swept out to sea) the nearest safe shore area is approximately six miles away. The currents in the region are so powerful that the bodies of at least 15 drowning victims have yet to be recovered. According to the local newspaper, from 1970 to 2010 about 30 people are known to have drowned here. Tourists often refer to a warning sign with 83 tally marks (as of August 2014) counting drowning victims. It has no official sponsor and this count is highly speculative.
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