Current conditions at Waikiki at Queen Kapiolani Beach

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 5, 2020 - 6:00am
Issued Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

Beach & Nearshore

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are encouraged to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for beachgoers and surfers

Offshore

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. Kayakers and users of other unpowered craft are encouraged to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
Learn more about these rating signs and alerts. Ratings updated Friday, June 05, 2020 - 3:00am

Weather

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78°F
Partly Cloudy
Winds Northeast at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)

Surf Forecast (Official)

SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES WILL BE 6 TO 8 FEET TONIGHT, DROPPING TO 4 TO 6 FEET FRIDAY.

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Beach ID: 25

Waikiki at Queen Kapiolani Beach is also known as

Waikiki
Outrigger Canoe Club
Sans Souci Beach
War Memorial Natatorium
Kapiolani Beach Park
Queens Beach
Queen's Surf Beach

News

Background

Kapiʻolani Beach Park occupies most of shore that borders Kapiʻolani Beach Park. This steep, narrow beach has generally very small waves and a lifeguard tower, making it ideal for less experienced swimmers. The offshore reef, groins, and seawalls may be sharp and dangerous and should be approached with caution. The beach narrows to the east, and is backed by a seawall and walkway.

This description is from John R. K. Clark's Beaches Series: Beaches of Oʻahu, Beaches of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, Beaches of Maui County, and Beaches of the Big Island published and available for purchase from the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We thank John R. K. Clark for providing beach descriptions for use on this site.
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