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.
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Surf rising to 6 to 9 feet today then 8 to 12 feet tonight and Wednesday.
* WHERE...South facing shores.
* WHEN...Until 6 PM HST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Moderate. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.
Beaches: Waikiki - Dukes, Hanauma Bay, Waikiki - Kapiolani Park, Waikiki - Queens, Waikiki - Kuhio, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sans Souci, Sandy Beach, Ala Moana Beach, Magic Island Lagoon, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi 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
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.