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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 -
3:41pm to 5:30pm

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM HST FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY... AT 340 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE LOWER LEEWARD SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND...MAINLY FROM HONAUNAU TO OCEAN VIEW ESTATES. RAINFALL RATES AS HIGH AS 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL LIKELY LEAD TO NUISANCE FLOODING ALONG MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY. LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE LEEWARD BIG ISLAND FROM HONAUNAU TO HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES.

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

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
Aug 30 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 6 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 13 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Sep 20 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