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, November 20, 2017 - 3:18am to 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.THE SUBSIDING PROCESS WITH THE NORTH SWELL HAS STARTED. THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

...HIGH SURF WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. THE HIGH SURF WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SURF...SURF ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 15 TO 20 FEET THIS MORNING, LOWERING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BE TRENDING LOWER THROUGH TODAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

Beaches: Haena Beach Park, Keʻe Beach, Hanalei Bay, Anahola Beach Park, Kealia Beach Park , Lydgate Beach, Lydgate Pond, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

High Surf Advisory

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:18am to 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.THE SUBSIDING PROCESS WITH THE NORTH SWELL HAS STARTED. THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* SURF...SURF WILL BE 15 TO 20 FEET THIS MORNING, LOWERING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BE TRENDING LOWER THROUGH TODAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo 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

Wind Advisory

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:13am to 6:00pm
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

...HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST this evening. The High Wind Warning has been cancelled.

* WINDS...West 45 to 55 mph with localized gusts near 65 mph.

* TIMING...Through today.

* IMPACTS...These winds will make travel to the summits dangerous.

Beaches: No monitored beaches in impact area.

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
Nov 21 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 28 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 5 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 12 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 19 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

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