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

Flood Advisory

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:28pm to 4:15pm
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* Until 415 PM HST

* At 115 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over Puna, Hilo and the upper slopes above Kailua-Kona town. Rain was falling at a rate up to 2 inches an hour. Additonal heavy rains and thunderstorms can be expected elsewhere around the Big Island for the rest of the afternoon with nearby streams and drainages being affected.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiian Paradise Park, and Pahoa. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 415 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

Beaches: 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.
Aug 22 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Aug 29 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 5 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 12 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 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