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Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. This website constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs below to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.
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Hazard Ratings

Choose a beach that best matches your ability and comfort level in the water. For the safest beach experience select beaches with a normal caution level identified (yellow square).

Caution

Approach with caution, conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore or offshore conditions.

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

Extreme

Conditions are extremely hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

No conditions available

Conditions do not apply to this location, for example offshore islands have no nearshore rating.

CLOSED

Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.

Shores

Two ratings are calculated for each beach. Choose the appropriate rating based on your activity.

BEACH & NEARSHORE

This describes the beach, shoreline and surf conditions. This information is important to beach goers, swimmers, snorkelers and surfers.

OFFSHORE

This describes the ocean conditions. This information is important for kayakers and boaters.

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory
Aug 30 2015 - 3:43pm to Sep 2 2015 - 6:00pm
...SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL CAUSE LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES... .SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL RISE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF CAN... more

High Surf Advisory
Aug 30 2015 - 3:43pm to Sep 2 2015 - 6:00pm
...SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL CAUSE LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES... .SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL RISE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF CAN... more

High Surf Advisory
Aug 31 2015 - 3:14am to Sep 2 2015 - 6:00pm
...SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL PRODUCE LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES... ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY... A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN... more

High Surf Warning
Sep 2 2015 - 3:46am to Sep 3 2015 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND BIG ISLAND... .OVERVIEW...A LARGE NORTHEAST SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WARNING LEVEL... more

High Surf Warning
Sep 2 2015 - 3:46am to Sep 3 2015 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF WARNING FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND BIG ISLAND... .OVERVIEW...A LARGE NORTHEAST SWELL ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WARNING LEVEL... more

Flood Advisory
Sep 2 2015 - 1:04pm to 4:15pm
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE ISLAND OF MAUI IN MAUI COUNTY * UNTIL 400 PM HST * AT 1254 PM HST...RADAR SHOWED HEAVY RAIN FALLING AT RATES OF 2 INCHES... more

Flood Advisory
Sep 2 2015 - 1:17pm 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 106 PM HST...RADAR SHOWED AREAS OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND... more