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

Hanauma Bay Closure

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday until Tue Dec 27 2022.
Monday, December 5, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (All day)

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Monday and Tuesday for marine so that the fish and bay have two days of undisturbed rest. Hanauma Bay entrance opens at 6:45am and closes at 4pm Wednesday through Sunday. No entry after 2pm.

Reservations are REQUIRED under the new Pilot Program.
Visit the Honolulu Parks & Recreation website for ticket reservations



Beaches: Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay Closure

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (All day)

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Monday and Tuesday for marine so that the fish and bay have two days of undisturbed rest. Hanauma Bay entrance opens at 6:45am and closes at 4pm Wednesday through Sunday. No entry after 2pm.

Reservations are REQUIRED under the new Pilot Program.
Visit the Honolulu Parks & Recreation website for ticket reservations



Beaches: Hanauma Bay

High Surf Advisory

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 3:15am to Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:00am
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES OF NIIHAU KAUAI OAHU AND MOLOKAI...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Surf heights along north facing shores will rise to 18 to 22 feet over Niihau and Kauai and 15 to 20 feet over Oahu and Molokai this afternoon. Surf heights along west facing shores will rise to 14 to 18 feet over Niihau and Kauai and 10 to 14 feet over Oahu and Molokai this afternoon. High surf will hold through tonight.

* WHERE...North and west facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM HST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Moderate. Strong breaking waves and strong currents will make swimming dangerous.

Beaches: Aliʻi Beach Park, Ehukai Beach, Haleʻiwa Beach, Maili Beach, Makaha Beach, Nanakuli Beach, Depot’s Beach, Pokai Beach, Keawaʻula Beach, Sunset Beach, Chun’s Reef, Laniakea Beach, Waimea Bay, KeʻWaena Beach, Haʻena Beach Park, Keʻe Beach, Hanalei Bay, Anahola Beach Park, Kealia Beach Park , Lydgate Beach, Lydgate Pond, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond Beach Park

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 12 2022 (All day) to Dec 13 2022 (All day)
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Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 13 2022 (All day) to Dec 14 2022 (All day)
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Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 19 2022 (All day) to Dec 20 2022 (All day)
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Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 20 2022 (All day) to Dec 21 2022 (All day)
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Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 26 2022 (All day) to Dec 27 2022 (All day)
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Hanauma Bay Closure
Dec 27 2022 (All day) to Dec 28 2022 (All day)
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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