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

Monk Seal Advisory

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:00pm to Monday, June 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

A Monk seal has given birth to a pup in Waikiki at Kaimana Beach. After birth monk seals can be very aggressive towards humans on land and in the ocean. Use extreme caution while near any monk seal on land or in the ocean.

Beaches: Sans Souci

Upcoming Alerts

Hanauma Bay Closure
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Fri Dec 31 2021.
Jun 15 2021 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 22 2021 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jun 29 2021 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay Closure
Jul 6 2021 (All day)
Beaches: Hanauma Bay

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 Forecast (808) 245-6001
  • Kauai Marine Forecast (808) 245-356
  • 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 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