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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

Hurricane Warning
Aug 31 2016 -
12:42am to 7:00am

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE MADELINE TRACKING WESTWARD TOWARDS HAWAII... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED POSITION AND WIND INFORMATION. .AREAS AFFECTED... THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR... more

Tropical Storm Watch
Aug 31 2016 -
1:03am to 7:00am

CORRECTED FLASH FLOOD WATCH BEGINNING TIME AND ADD AM TO NEXT ISSUANCE TIME. ...DANGEROUS HURRICANE MADELINE TRACKING WESTWARD TOWARDS HAWAII... .NEW INFORMATION... UPDATED POSITION AND WIND... more

High Surf Advisory
Aug 31 2016 - 4:04am to Sep 1 2016 - 6:00pm

...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF EAST MAUI... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI...OAHU... MOLOKAI...AND WEST MAUI... .SWELLS FROM HURRICANE MADELINE WILL CAUSE SURF... more

Flash Flood Watch
Aug 31 2016 - 4:08am to Sep 1 2016 - 6:00pm

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH THURSDAY... .DEEP MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE MADELINE WILL RESULT IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING THROUGH THURSDAY... more