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 Warning

Monday, February 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 east Maui. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Stream levels are rising rapidly. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Locations in the warning include but are not limited to... Kihei, Pukalani, Haliimaile, Pauwela, Kipahulu, Ulupalakua, Wailea, Huelo, Hana, Nahiku, Haiku-Pauwela, Paia and Makawao. This warning may need to be extended beyond 930 PM HST if heavy rain persists. This flash flood warning replaces the previously issued flood advisory that was in effect for portions of the island of Maui in Maui County.

Beaches: D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park

Flash Flood Watch

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, March 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 Wednesday afternoon

* Increasingly moist and unstable air will overspread the islands tonight and Tuesday. Spotty intense showers, mainly windward and mauka tonight, could become more widespread by Tuesday. A strong upper level disturbance will cause a surface trough or low to develop near the islands over the next couple of days, enhancing the potential for heavy downpours and thunderstorms that could lead to flash flooding. Conditions should gradually improve later in the day on Wednesday.

* Some streams and normally dry gulches are expected to run high and could quickly overflow their banks. Intense rainfall in poor drainage and urban areas could also lead to 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, 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

Flood Advisory

Monday, February 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 east and south slopes of Haleakala, upslope from Nahiku, Hana, and Kaupo. The heaviest downpours, on the slopes above Nahiku, were estimated by radar to have rainfall rates locally in excess of 3 inches per hour.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Pukalani, Haliimaile, Pauwela, Kipahulu, Huelo, Nahiku, Haiku, Paia, Makawao, Kula, Kaupo and Hana. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 815 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

Beaches: D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park

Flood Advisory

Monday, February 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 showers developing over the eastern third of Kauai, from near Koloa and Kipu falls north to near Kilauea and Moloaa. The heavy showers appeared to be nearly stationary.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Lihue, Kapaa, Kalaheo, Princeville, Kilauea, Omao, Wailua Homesteads, Na Pali State Park, Moloaa, Hanapepe, Hanalei and Koloa. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 815 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

Beaches: 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.
Feb 28 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 7 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 14 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 21 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Mar 28 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