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

High Surf Advisory

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 3:42pm to Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH SATURDAY AND FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND BEGINNING SATURDAY... .A WEST SWELL FROM FORMER TYPHOON ATSANI WILL PEAK TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING. A NEW EAST SWELL FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT AND BUILD TO ADVISORY LEVELS ON SATURDAY. THIS SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD THROUGH THE WEEKEND...APPROACHING WARNING LEVELS LATE SUNDAY. WARNING LEVEL SURF FOR EAST FACING SHORES IS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK...BUT IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT UPON THE STRENGTH AND TRACK OF IGNACIO. ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SATURDAY... A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST SATURDAY. * SURF...ALONG WEST FACING SHORES...5 TO 8 FEET. * TIMING...THROUGH SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. Beaches: Spencer Beach Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park

High Surf Advisory

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 3:42pm to Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR WEST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH SATURDAY AND FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF THE BIG ISLAND BEGINNING SATURDAY... .A WEST SWELL FROM FORMER TYPHOON ATSANI WILL PEAK TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING. A NEW EAST SWELL FROM HURRICANE IGNACIO WILL ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT AND BUILD TO ADVISORY LEVELS ON SATURDAY. THIS SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD THROUGH THE WEEKEND...APPROACHING WARNING LEVELS LATE SUNDAY. WARNING LEVEL SURF FOR EAST FACING SHORES IS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK...BUT IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT UPON THE STRENGTH AND TRACK OF IGNACIO. ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM HST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM HST SUNDAY. * SURF...5 TO 8 FEET SATURDAY...INCREASING TO 10 TO 14 FEET LATE SUNDAY. * TIMING...BEGINNING SATURDAY AND BUILDING THROUGH SUNDAY. * IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS. Beaches: Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Thu Dec 31 2015 .
Sep 1 2015 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 8 2015 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 15 2015 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 22 2015 (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