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

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:29pm to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 12 to 16 feet along north facing shores and 8 to 12 feet along west facing shores.

* WHERE...Portions of Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM Friday.

* IMPACTS...Moderate. Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Bellows Field Beach, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Waimea Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, KeʻWaena Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Haʻena 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

Wind Advisory

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:13pm to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00am
...WIND ADVISORY FOR PORTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND THROUGH THE NIGHT...

.Strong trade winds will produce advisory-level winds across portions of the Big Island through at least the evening and possibly into late tonight. Borderline conditions are expected on Friday, and strong winds may affect additional parts of the state this weekend.

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of the Big Island where winds are enhanced by terrain, mainly across leeward areas of the Kohala Districts, the western parts of the Humuula Saddle, near South Point, and downslope areas in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Friday. This advisory may need to be extended into Friday and possibly expanded during the weekend.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong are capable of downing tents or other temporary structures, as well as downing trees and causing power outages.

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

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