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.

Active Alerts

High Surf Advisory

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 3:51pm to Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 6:00am
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EAST FACING SHORES OF KAUAI OAHU MOLOKAI MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND...

.Strong trade winds will produce high surf along east facing shores through early Tuesday.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 7 to 11 feet.

* WHERE...East facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Big Island.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Moderate. Expect strong breaking waves, shore break and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beaches: Bellows Field Beach, Kailua Beach, Flat Island, Mokulua Islands, Makapuʻu Beach, Rabbit Island, Waimanalo Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Kualoa Regional Park, D.T. Fleming Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park, Kekaha Beach Park

Flash Flood Watch

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00am
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM HST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

.Recent and persistent rainfall, especially over the east end of the island chain, has caused soils to become saturated and streams to be elevated along windward areas of Maui and the Big Island. An upper trough moving into the area along with abundant low level moisture, creates the potential for flash flooding.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM HST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for Maui and the Big Island.

* From 6 PM HST this evening through late Tuesday night

* Saturated soils along with potentially heavy or persistent rainfall.

* Windward areas will have a greater potential for flooding rainfall.

Beaches: D.T. Fleming Park, Hanakaoʻo Park, Kamaole 1, Kamaole 2, Kamaole 3, Kanaha Beach Park, Baldwin Beach Park, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, Makena State Park, Spencer Beach Park, White Sands Beach Park, Kahaluʻu Beach Park, Ahalanui Park, Richardson Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, Pohoiki Beach, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Hapuna Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Honoliʻi Beach Park

Types of Alerts

These alerts are listed in order of highest-to-lowest order of concern.

  • Closure

    Access to this beach park is temporarily denied for public safety purposes.
  • Warning

    Warnings are issued when a beach event is occurring or imminent and action is needed to protect life and property.
  • Advisory

    An advisory is issued when events are occurring that are not a direct threat to life or property.
  • Watch

    A watch is issued to allow time for preparation for a beach event.
  • Statement

    A 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.

Emergency Information

Phone Weather Recordings

Kauai
  • Kauai Forecast (808) 245-6001
  • Kauai Marine Forecast (808) 245-356
Oahu
  • Oahu Forecast incl Honolulu & Vicinity (808) 973-5286
  • Oahu Forecast (808) 973-4380 or 973-4381
  • Marine Forecast (808) 973-4382
  • Surf Observations and Forecast (808) 973-4383
  • Coastal Winds and Buoy Observations (808) 973-6114
Maui
  • Maui Community Forecast (808) 877-5111
  • Maui Marine Forecast (866) 944-5025
Hawaii (Big Island)
  • Hilo and vicinity Forecast (808) 935-8555
  • Big Island Forecast (808) 961-5582
  • Big Island Marine Forecast (808) 935-9883