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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.

News

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory
Aug 29 2015 - 3:20am to Aug 30 2015 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH TODAY AND FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH SUNDAY... .A WEST SWELL FROM FORMER TYPHOON ATSANI APPEARED TO HAVE... more

High Surf Warning
Aug 29 2015 - 3:31pm to Sep 1 2015 - 6:00pm
...SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL CAUSE LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES... .SWELLS FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL GRADUALLY RISE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LARGE AND DANGEROUS... more

Tropical Storm Watch
Aug 29 2015 - 5:39pm to Aug 30 2015 - 1:00am
...HAWAIIAN ISLANDS REMAIN VULNERABLE AS MAJOR HURRICANE IGNACIO CONTINUES MOVING STEADILY NORTHWEST... .NEW INFORMATION... ADDITIONAL IMPACT INFORMATION FOR MAUI COUNTY. .AREAS AFFECTED... THIS... more

Tropical Storm Watch
Aug 29 2015 - 5:39pm to Aug 30 2015 - 1:00am
...HAWAIIAN ISLANDS REMAIN VULNERABLE AS MAJOR HURRICANE IGNACIO CONTINUES MOVING STEADILY NORTHWEST... .NEW INFORMATION... ADDITIONAL IMPACT INFORMATION FOR MAUI COUNTY. .AREAS AFFECTED... THIS... more

Tropical Storm Watch
Aug 29 2015 - 11:00pm to Aug 30 2015 - 5:00am
.HURRICANE IGNACIO HAWAII 19.65N 155.50W MAUI-MOLOKAI-LANAI-KAHOOLAWE 20.80N 156.35W