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

High Surf Advisory

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:02am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 6:00am

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES...

.HAZARDOUS SURF IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AS A SOUTH SWELL FILLS IN AND PEAKS. A COMBINATION OF LARGE SURF AND RECORD LEVEL KING TIDES THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS WILL ENHANCE WAVE RUNUP...LIKELY FLOODING PORTIONS OF BEACHES THAT NORMALLY REMAIN DRY OR EXPOSED.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SUNDAY...

* SURF...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FEET LATER TODAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY ALONG SOUTH FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU...KAUAI... OAHU...MOLOKAI...LANAI...MAUI...KAHOOLAWE AND THE BIG ISLAND...THEN LOWERING TO 5 TO 8 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* TIMING...BUILDING TODAY...PEAKING LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN LOWERING GRADUALLY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...EXPECT OCEAN WATER OCCASIONALLY SWEEPING ACROSS PORTIONS OF BEACHES PARTICULARLY AROUND THE EARLY EVENING HIGH TIDE. VERY STRONG BREAKING WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED. BREAKING WAVES MAY OCCASIONALLY IMPACT HARBORS MAKING NAVIGATING HARBOR CHANNELS DANGEROUS.

Beaches: Waikiki - Dukes, Hanauma Bay, Waikiki - Kapiolani Park, Waikiki - Queens, Waikiki - Kuhio, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sans Souci, Sandy Beach, Ala Moana Beach, Magic Island Lagoon, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Makena State Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park, Haena Beach Park, Keʻe Beach, Hanalei Bay, Anahola Beach Park, Kealia Beach Park , Lydgate Beach, Lydgate Pond, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
May 30 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 6 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 13 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 20 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

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