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.
Types of Alerts
These alerts are listed in order of highest-to-lowest order of concern.
ClosureAccess to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.
WarningWarnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
AdvisoryAn advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
WatchA watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
StatementA 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.