Enabling people with disabilities to enjoy Kauai’s beautiful ocean and surf.
SURFING is for everyone when you’re “Making Waves with KORE”
About KORE: Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience, or KORE, is designed to help both Kauai residents and their families, who are physically challenged and/or have special needs, to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals. KORE had its first Beach Day on August 15, 2009 and was originally created by a small but passionate group of Kauai watermen and women, firefighters and physical rehab therapists.
KORE’s Beach Days have now grown into a monthly event, which now boasts over 400 participants and volunteers working together to make the beach and ocean accessible to all. They are a grassroots, volunteer driven, non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Kauai YMCA. They are dedicated to helping both Kauai residents and visitors who are physically challenged or have special needs to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals. Whether it is surfing or just relaxing in the water, KORE’s intent is to get our residents and their families to once again enjoy a day at the beach.
So WHAT is a Beach Day?
KORE’s activities revolve around a one-Saturday-a-month Beach Day at Black Pot Beach in Hanalei (right between the pier and river mouth). They assist people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ability levels to access the beach and safely get back into the ocean with the help of highly skilled and trained volunteers. There are no charges or costs; no renting of equipment. Just bring your sun screen and a beach chair, if you desire, and come enjoy a day at the beach. Typically a Beach Day goes like this… 8:30 to 9am Beach Set-up and sign-in, 9am to 1pm SURFIN’! We encourage people to bring snacks to share and we provide lunch. After that, small kine break down and clean up.
The Next Beach Day will be on Saturday February 9th. WETSUITS AND TABIS RECOMMENDED FOR THE WINTER SURF SEASON. Parents make sure your children have rash guards.
So come down and join us. There is fun for everyone. Live music. Great food and lots of Aloha.