Current conditions at Waikiki at Kapiolani Park Beach Center

Beach & Nearshore

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. People are encouraged to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for beachgoers and surfers

Offshore

High Hazard

Conditions are hazardous. Kayakers and users of other unpowered craft are encouraged to stay out of the ocean.
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
Learn more about these rating signs and alerts. Ratings updated Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 5:40pm

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80°F
Partly Cloudy
Winds from the Northeast at 13.8 gusting to 23.0 MPH (12 gusting to 20 KT)

Surf Forecast (Official)

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Beach ID: 24

Waikiki at Kapiolani Park Beach Center is also known as

Waikiki
Kapiolani Beach Park
Outrigger Canoe Club
War Memorial Natatorium
Queens Beach

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Background

Kapiʻolani Beach Park occupies most of shore bordering Kapiʻolani Park. This steep, narrow beach has generally very small waves and a lifeguard tower, making it ideal for less experienced swimmers. The offshore reef, groins, and seawalls may be sharp and dangerous and should be approached with caution. The beach narrows to the east, and is backed by a seawall and walkway.

This description is from John R. K. Clark's Beaches Series: Beaches of Oʻahu, Beaches of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, Beaches of Maui County, and Beaches of the Big Island published and available for purchase from the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We thank John R. K. Clark for providing beach descriptions for use on this site.
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