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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

Flash Flood Watch
Feb 27 2017 - 3:00pm to Mar 1 2017 - 6:00pm

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Oahu and the Big Island. * Through... more

Flood Advisory
Feb 27 2017 -
5:16pm to 9:30pm

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Maui in Maui County * Until 815 PM HST * At 512 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the... more

Flood Advisory
Feb 27 2017 -
5:24pm to 8:15pm

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Kauai in Kauai County * Until 815 PM HST * At 522 PM HST, radar and satellite showed heavy... more

Flash Flood Warning
Feb 27 2017 -
6:26pm to 9:30pm

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... The island of Maui in Maui County * Until 930 PM HST * At 624 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over... more