Current conditions at Waikiki at Kapiolani Park Beach Center

Beach & Nearshore


Approach the water with caution. Be aware that ocean conditions can change. This is the safest level of nearshore conditions.
Primarily for beachgoers and surfers



Be cautious and maintain alert for choppy seas, currents, and breaking waves. Users of kayaks and other unpowered craft must be aware of strong wind, wave, and current conditions that can carry you offshore, and are capable of changing unexpectedly.
Primarily for boaters and kayakers
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Winds from the Northeast at 11.5 gusting to 20.7 MPH (10 gusting to 18 KT)

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Beach ID: 24

Waikiki at Kapiolani Park Beach Center is also known as

Kapiolani Beach Park
Outrigger Canoe Club
War Memorial Natatorium
Queens Beach



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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