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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

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 25 2018.
Dec 11 2018 (All day)
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

High Surf Advisory
Dec 11 2018 - 3:23am to Dec 13 2018 - 6:00am
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND.... Strong trades will continue to produce rough, choppy surf along east facing shores through the week. ...... more

Wind Advisory
Dec 11 2018 - 3:41am to Dec 12 2018 - 6:00am
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY... * WINDS...Continuing east winds 20 to 40 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. * TIMING...Currently in effect until Wednesday... more