When I first came to Hawaii, I went surfing without sunscreen on my backside and the result was 2nd degree burns on the backs of my legs and then 2 days in the hotel room, unable to walk.  You can almost always identify visitors by their burned red skin.

For many,  Hawaii is the first place they’ve ever visited that is in the tropic zone and they wildly underestimate how strong the sun’s rays are.  Aina spells out a few things to keep in mind that I wish I took to heart when I first came here.  If you want to avoid wasting days in pain, read it and take it seriously.