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

Flash Flood Watch

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00am to Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm


* Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and the Big Island.

* Through Tuesday afternoon

* Heavy showers associated with a cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur over Oahu, Maui County and the Big Island.

* Heavy rain could become widespread and cause streams to quickly overflow their banks, leading to life threatening flash flooding.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Waikiki - Dukes, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Hanauma Bay, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Waikiki - Kapiolani Park, Waikiki - Queens, Waikiki - Kuhio, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sans Souci, Sandy Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, Ala Moana Beach, Magic Island Lagoon, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park, Spencer Beach Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
Oct 24 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Oct 31 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 7 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 14 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 21 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
High Wind Watch
Oct 23 2017 - 6:00pm to Oct 24 2017 - 6:00pm

Types of Alerts

These alerts are listed in order of highest-to-lowest order of concern.

  • Closure

    Access to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.
  • Warning

    Warnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
  • Advisory

    An advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
  • Watch

    A watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
  • 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.

Emergency Information

Phone Weather Recordings

  • Kauai Forecast (808) 245-6001
  • Kauai Marine Forecast (808) 245-356
  • 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 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