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Check on hazard conditions via this web site for the specific beach area you thinking of visiting. Check with lifeguards at the beach area. Look for any warning signs posted at the beach area you are visiting. Avoid walking on beaches or rock ledge areas that are wet this indicates that waves are washing over these areas.

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A High Surf Warning is issued when waves reach threshold criteria for a particular island and shoreline. High Surf Warnings may be issued up to 24 hours ahead of the arrival of the swell and may remain in effect for several days.


A sign with bold, red lettering at the top that says "Warning". Iconography depicts large waves near shore and has text underneath it that says: "High surf can cause serious injuries or drowning. When in doubt, don't go out."

Swim at your Own Risk

Beaches and oceans are dynamic natural environments.  Crowd conditions, currents, waves, wild animals, and other water and beach conditions can rapidly change. The risks and conditions shown on this site are informational only and not always real-time.  Actual conditions may differ.  Lifeguards are not always on duty or available.  Always remain aware of your surroundings and exercise due care for your own safety and the safety of others around you. 

Always check for water warnings or check with a lifeguard before you swim.

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