Current statements, watches, advisories, and warnings for Hawaii beaches. These advisories are distributed by City and County Lifeguards, the National Weather Service, and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

The information on this Website is intended to assist you in making an aware and informed decision in choosing a beach destination appropriate to your personal ocean skill level. Hawaii Beach Safety strives to deliver the most accurate, timely information available to promote a positive beach experience. These alerts are provided for your informational purposes only.

Active Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:16pm to Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00am

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR OAHU MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND...

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* KAHOOLAWE...LANAI...MAUI...MOLOKAI...OAHU AND THE BIG ISLAND.

* THROUGH TONIGHT

* THE COMBINATION OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL ALLOW FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM OAHU TO THE BIG ISLAND.

* HEAVIER DOWNPOURS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD CAUSE STREAMS TO QUICKLY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS...LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Waikiki - Dukes, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Hanauma Bay, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Waikiki - Kapiolani Park, Waikiki - Queens, Waikiki - Kuhio, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sans Souci, Sandy Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, Ala Moana Beach, Magic Island Lagoon, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park, Spencer Beach Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Flood Advisory

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
3:49pm to 6:45pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY

* UNTIL 645 PM HST

* AT 345 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PUNA AND SOUTH HILO DISTRICTS. A RAIN GAGE NEAR PAHOA TOWN ALSO RECORDED RAIN RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. RADAR SHOWED MORE RAINFALL HEADING TOWARD THE BIG ISLAND FROM THE SOUTH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO... HILO...HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK...HONOMU...KEAAU...PAHOA... PEPEEKEO...GLENWOOD...HAWAIIAN ACRES...MOUNTAIN VIEW...VOLCANO... HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK AND ORCHIDLAND ESTATES. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 645 PM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH TONIGHT.

Beaches: Spencer Beach Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
Dec 6 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 13 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 20 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 27 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

Types of Alerts

These alerts are listed in order of lowest-to-highest order of concern.

  • Statement

    A statement is issued to advise the community regarding events that are scheduled or can be reasonably predicted to happen that may affect beach or ocean usage.
  • Watch

    A watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
  • Advisory

    An advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
  • Warning

    Warnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
  • Closure

    Access to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.

Emergency Information

Phone Weather Recordings

Kauai
  • Kauai Forecast (808) 245-6001
  • Kauai Marine Forecast (808) 245-356
Oahu
  • Oahu Forecast incl Honolulu & Vicinity (808) 973-5286
  • Oahu Forecast (808) 973-4380 or 973-4381
  • Marine Forecast (808) 973-4382
  • Surf Observations and Forecast (808) 973-4383
  • Coastal Winds and Buoy Observations (808) 973-6114
Maui
  • Maui Community Forecast (808) 877-5111
  • Maui Marine Forecast (866) 944-5025
Hawaii (Big Island)
  • Hilo and vicinity Forecast (808) 935-8555
  • Big Island Forecast (808) 961-5582
  • Big Island Marine Forecast (808) 935-9883