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Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. This website constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs below to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.
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Hazard Ratings

Choose a beach that best matches your ability and comfort level in the water. For the safest beach experience select beaches with a normal caution level identified (yellow square).

Caution

Approach with caution, conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore or offshore conditions.

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

Extreme

Conditions are extremely hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

No conditions available

Conditions do not apply to this location, for example offshore islands have no nearshore rating.

CLOSED

Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.

Shores

Two ratings are calculated for each beach. Choose the appropriate rating based on your activity.

BEACH & NEARSHORE

This describes the beach, shoreline and surf conditions. This information is important to beach goers, swimmers, snorkelers and surfers.

OFFSHORE

This describes the ocean conditions. This information is important for kayakers and boaters.

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory
Jan 22 2017 - 3:49pm to Jan 23 2017 - 6:00pm

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS... .CHOPPY TRADE WIND SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LARGE SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF ALL ISLANDS THIS EVENING. SURF WILL GRADUALLY... more

Wind Advisory
Jan 22 2017 -
3:57pm to 6:00pm

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NIIHAU KAUAI AND OAHU THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING... .HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE... more

Wind Advisory
Jan 22 2017 -
3:57pm to 10:00pm

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NIIHAU KAUAI AND OAHU THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING... .HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE... more

Wind Advisory
Jan 22 2017 -
3:57pm to 10:00pm

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT NIIHAU KAUAI AND OAHU THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MAUI COUNTY AND THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING... .HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE... more