Changes Coming Soon

The Hawaii Beach Safety website is changing management to Safe Beach Day network who will continue the mission in making beach safety information accessible and useful.

A message from the founding operators.

A Hui Hou

It has been a privilege to provide timely ocean, weather, and beach conditions to Hawaii and her visitors since 2006.

Hawaii's beaches remain among the most beautiful and dangerous in the world.

  • Respect the ocean.
  • Be safe.
  • If in doubt, don't go out.

Mahalo nui loa

Choose an island to view real-time conditions:

Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. This website constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs below to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.
➲ Find your beach

Hazard Ratings

Choose a beach that best matches your ability and comfort level in the water. For the safest beach experience select beaches with a normal caution level identified (yellow square).


Approach with caution, conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore or offshore conditions.

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.


Conditions are extremely hazardous. People are advised to stay out of the ocean.

No conditions available

Conditions do not apply to this location, for example offshore islands have no nearshore rating.


Beach is closed.

Learn more about these ratings.


Two ratings are calculated for each beach. Choose the appropriate rating based on your activity.


This describes the beach, shoreline and surf conditions. This information is important to beach goers, swimmers, snorkelers and surfers.


This describes the ocean conditions. This information is important for kayakers and boaters.

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