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

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:19am to 6:00pm

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.RESIDUAL ELEVATED WIND SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE ADVISORY-LEVEL SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

* SURF...5 TO 8 FEET ALONG EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE...EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES...SHORE BREAK...AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP 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

Flash Flood Watch

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 3:19am to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY FOR THE ENTIRE STATE...

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

* THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* THE COMBINATION OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE STATE.

* HEAVIER DOWNPOURS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD CAUSE STREAMS TO QUICKLY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS...LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING.

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, D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park, 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, 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

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2016.
Dec 6 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 13 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 20 2016 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 27 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 beach park is temporarily 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