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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).


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.


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.


Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.


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


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


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

Active Alerts

Flash Flood Watch
Feb 27 2017 - 3:00pm to Mar 1 2017 - 6:00pm

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Oahu and the Big Island. * Through... more

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
Feb 28 2017 (All day)
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

Flood Advisory
Feb 28 2017 -
2:11am to 5:15am

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Kauai in Kauai County * Until 515 AM HST * At 207 AM HST, radar and rain gages indicated heavy... more