Chicago Breaks Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW
Sea Temperature Today is: -1.8 °C
Chicago Breaks in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave angle is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.
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- The closest passenger airport to Chicago Breaks is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Chicago Breaks is Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD), also in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away.
- Third is Du Page (West Chicago) Airport (DPA) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away.
- Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN) in USA is 77 km (48 miles) away.
- Greater Kankakee Airport (IKK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Chicago Breaks and is 81 km (50 miles) away.
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