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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.

News

Morning update

Large new north northwest swell pine trees and pavilion showing riptides and dangerous surf winds are light and variable with a light overcast sky

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory
Jan 23 2019 - 3:13am to Jan 24 2019 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF WARNING ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI AND... more

High Surf Advisory
Jan 23 2019 - 3:13am to Jan 24 2019 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF WARNING ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI AND... more

High Surf Warning
Jan 23 2019 - 3:13am to Jan 24 2019 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF WARNING ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI AND... more