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.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND FOR NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...
.A NEW NORTHWEST SWELL WILL BUILD OVERNIGHT AND PEAK SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DECLINING EARLY SUNDAY.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM HST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM HST SUNDAY.
* SURF...RISING TO 10 TO 15 FEET ALONG NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU AND KAUAI...AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF OAHU MOLOKAI AND MAUI. RISING TO 8 TO 12 FEET ALONG WEST FACING SHORES OF OAHU AND MOLOKAI.
* TIMING...THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa 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
Types of Alerts
These alerts are listed in order of highest-to-lowest order of concern.
ClosureAccess to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.
WarningWarnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
AdvisoryAn advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
WatchA watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
StatementA 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.