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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).


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.


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.


Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.


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


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


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

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory
Feb 24 2018 - 3:35pm to Feb 26 2018 - 6:00am
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND... .Strong high pressure to the north northeast will produce elevated surf along east facing... more

Flood Advisory
Feb 25 2018 - 12:04am to 1:45am
...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 AM HST FOR THE ISLAND OF KAUAI IN KAUAI COUNTY... At 1153 PM HST, radar indicated moderate to heavy rain along windward slopes and northern sections... more