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, October 20, 2017 - 3:28am to Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.STRONG TRADE WINDS NEAR AND UPWIND OF THE ISLANDS WILL MAINTAIN ROUGH SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH TONIGHT.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST SATURDAY...

* SURF...ALONG EAST FACING SHORES...6 TO 9 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK AND STRONG CURRENTS MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.

Beaches: Bellows Field Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

Brown Water Advisory

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:05pm to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:05pm

State of Hawaii / Dept of Health / Clean Water Branch

A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Sunset Beach, Oahu, due to heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown, stay out and continue to practice good personal hygiene. Follow up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.



Beaches: Sunset Beach

Wind Advisory

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:32am to 6:00pm
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE STATE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.Strong high pressure north of the islands will produce windy conditions across Lanai, Kahoolawe, as well as over and downwind of the Kohala mountains on the Big Island through this afternoon. Strong winds are also expected across the Big Island Summits today. Note that the strong winds are not expected in and around Hilo.

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Through this afternoon.

* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 25 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. Winds will be strongest over ridges and through passes of the North and South Kohala districts, and over the higher terrain on Lanai and Kahoolawe.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can cause tree limbs to break, potentially leading to localized power outages. Driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Beaches: Spencer Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Wind Advisory

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:32am to 6:00pm
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE STATE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.Strong high pressure north of the islands will produce windy conditions across Lanai, Kahoolawe, as well as over and downwind of the Kohala mountains on the Big Island through this afternoon. Strong winds are also expected across the Big Island Summits today. Note that the strong winds are not expected in and around Hilo.

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM HST this evening.

* TIMING...Through this afternoon.

* WINDS...Northeast 35 to 45 mph with localized gusts up to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS...Driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Also, be careful about slamming car doors.

Beaches: No monitored beaches in impact area.

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 26 2017.
Oct 24 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Oct 31 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 7 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Nov 14 2017 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

Types of Alerts

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

  • Closure

    Access to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.
  • Warning

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

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

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

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