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

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 3:35pm to Monday, February 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 shores into early next week.

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

* SURF...6 to 10 feet along east shores.

* TIMING...Through 6 AM HST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Moderate...Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beaches: Bellows Field Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

Flood Advisory

Sunday, February 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 of Kauai. Rain continues to fall at a rate of 1 inch per hour. Rising water levels were observed along Halaulani Stream, Hanalei River and the Wailua River. Radar shows additional moderate to heavy showers moving into the southern slopes of Kauai between Poipu and Kekaha. This advisory includes the entire island of Kauai.

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

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