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Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. This website constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs below to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.
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Hazard Ratings

Choose a beach that best matches your ability and comfort level in the water. For the safest beach experience select beaches with a normal caution level identified (yellow square).

Caution

Approach with caution, conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore or offshore conditions.

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

Extreme

Conditions are extremely hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

No conditions available

Conditions do not apply to this location, for example offshore islands have no nearshore rating.

CLOSED

Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.

Shores

Two ratings are calculated for each beach. Choose the appropriate rating based on your activity.

BEACH & NEARSHORE

This describes the beach, shoreline and surf conditions. This information is important to beach goers, swimmers, snorkelers and surfers.

OFFSHORE

This describes the ocean conditions. This information is important for kayakers and boaters.

Active Alerts

Tropical Storm Watch
Jul 23 2016 -
12:03am to 8:15am

...RAIN AND WIND WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND EARLY THIS MORNING... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW FORECAST INFORMATION...TIMING...AND IMPACTS BASED ON THE 11 PM CPHC ADVISORY. .... more

Tropical Storm Watch
Jul 23 2016 -
12:03am to 8:15am

...RAIN AND WIND WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND EARLY THIS MORNING... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW FORECAST INFORMATION...TIMING...AND IMPACTS BASED ON THE 11 PM CPHC ADVISORY. .... more

Tropical Storm Warning
Jul 23 2016 -
12:03am to 8:15am

...RAIN AND WIND WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND EARLY THIS MORNING... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW FORECAST INFORMATION...TIMING...AND IMPACTS BASED ON THE 11 PM CPHC ADVISORY. .... more

Tropical Storm Warning
Jul 23 2016 -
12:03am to 8:15am

...RAIN AND WIND WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND EARLY THIS MORNING... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEW FORECAST INFORMATION...TIMING...AND IMPACTS BASED ON THE 11 PM CPHC ADVISORY. .... more

High Surf Warning
Jul 23 2016 - 3:25am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI OAHU AND KAUAI... .LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL... more

High Surf Warning
Jul 23 2016 - 3:25am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI OAHU AND KAUAI... .LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL... more

High Surf Warning
Jul 23 2016 - 3:25am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI OAHU AND KAUAI... .LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL... more

High Surf Advisory
Jul 23 2016 - 3:25am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI OAHU AND KAUAI... .LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL... more

High Surf Warning
Jul 23 2016 - 3:25am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF MOLOKAI OAHU AND KAUAI... .LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF FROM TROPICAL... more

Flash Flood Watch
Jul 23 2016 - 3:44am to Jul 24 2016 - 6:00pm

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE BIG ISLAND MAUI MOLOKAI LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR OAHU... .TROPICAL STORM DARBY... more

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