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

Hanauma Bay Closure

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (All day)

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.



Beaches: Hanauma Bay

Flood Advisory

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:58pm to Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:15am

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... THE ISLAND OF OAHU IN HONOLULU COUNTY

* UNTIL 115 AM HST

* AT 957 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN OVER WINDWARD OAHU. RAIN WAS FALLING AT A RATE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO... MAUNAWILI...KAILUA...WAIKANE...HAUULA...KANEOHE...WAIAHOLE... KAHALUU...KANEOHE MARINE BASE...AHUIMANU...KAHUKU... PUNALUU AND KAAAWA. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 115 AM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS. THIS ADVISORY REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND OF OAHU IN HONOLULU COUNTY.

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

Flood Advisory

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:58pm to Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 1:15am

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... THE ISLAND OF OAHU IN HONOLULU COUNTY

* UNTIL 115 AM HST

* AT 957 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN OVER WINDWARD OAHU. RAIN WAS FALLING AT A RATE OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO... MAUNAWILI...KAILUA...WAIKANE...HAUULA...KANEOHE...WAIAHOLE... KAHALUU...KANEOHE MARINE BASE...AHUIMANU...KAHUKU... PUNALUU AND KAAAWA. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 115 AM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS. THIS ADVISORY REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND OF OAHU IN HONOLULU COUNTY.

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

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Aug 30 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 6 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 13 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 20 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 city beach park is being 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