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

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
3:37am to 6:00pm

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

.NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY DECLINE TODAY. SURF HEIGHTS ON NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES WILL REMAIN ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS...BUT WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY.

...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...ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI...16 TO 22 FEET THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO 12 TO 16 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI...10 TO 15 FEET THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO 8 TO 12 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. SURF IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH TO BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST.

* 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, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot's Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, 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, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, 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

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
3:37am to 6:00pm

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

.NORTH-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY DECLINE TODAY. SURF HEIGHTS ON NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES WILL REMAIN ABOVE ADVISORY LEVELS...BUT WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY.

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

* SURF...ALONG NORTH FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND...16 TO 22 FEET THIS MORNING...DECREASING TO 12 TO 16 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. SURF IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH TO BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH 6 PM HST.

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

Beaches: Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
Feb 16 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Feb 23 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 1 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 8 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