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

High Surf Advisory

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:22pm to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

.Surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands will peak tonight before trending down into midweek. Strengthening trades combined with an easterly swell will continue to generate advisory-level surf through Tuesday for east facing shores of all islands.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY...

* SURF...Along north and west facing shores of Niihau and Kauai, and north facing shores of Oahu and Molokai 12 to 16 feet. Along west facing shores of Oahu and Molokai 8 to 12 feet.

* TIMING...Surf will hold at advisory levels tonight into Tuesday for north and west facing shores, then trend down into midweek.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimea Bay, KeʻWaena Beach, Haena Beach Park, Keʻe Beach, Hanalei Bay, Anahola Beach Park, Kealia Beach Park , Lydgate Beach, Lydgate Pond, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond Beach Park

High Surf Advisory

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:22pm to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

.Surf along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands will peak tonight before trending down into midweek. Strengthening trades combined with an easterly swell will continue to generate advisory-level surf through Tuesday for east facing shores of all islands.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST TUESDAY...

* SURF...Along east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island, 6 to 10 feet, highest east. Along north facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and Maui, 12 to 16 feet.

* TIMING...through Tuesday for east facing shores. For north facing shores, surf will hold at advisory levels tonight into Tuesday for north facing shores, then trend down into midweek.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beaches: Bellows Field Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

Flood Advisory

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:55am to 4:00am
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* Until 400 AM HST

* At 1254 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over windward sections of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of around 1 inch per hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Naalehu, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Kamuela, Honokaa, Ookala and Hawaiian Paradise Park. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 400 AM HST if heavy rain persists.

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

Types of Alerts

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

  • Closure

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

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

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

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

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