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

Saturday, May 28, 2016 -
1:19pm to 4:15pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... THE ISLAND OF OAHU IN HONOLULU COUNTY

* UNTIL 415 PM HST

* AT 113 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED AN AREA OF HEAVY SHOWERS BETWEEN MILILANI AND WAHIAWA. THESE SHOWERS ARE SLOWLY MOVING SOUTHWARD. RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE SHOWERS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO... HONOLULU...KAPOLEI...MAKAKILO CITY...WAIPAHU... WAIANAE... AND BARBERS POINT. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 415 PM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Waikiki - Dukes, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Hanauma Bay, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Waikiki - Kapiolani Park, Waikiki - Queens, Waikiki - Kuhio, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot's Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sans Souci, Sandy Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun's Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Ala Moana Beach, Magic Island Lagoon, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
May 31 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 7 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 14 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 21 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

Types of Alerts

These alerts are listed in order of lowest-to-highest order of concern.

  • 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.
  • Watch

    A watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
  • Advisory

    An advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
  • Warning

    Warnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
  • Closure

    Access to this city beach park is being denied for public safety purposes.

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