Chicago Breaks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Chicago Breaks Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Lake Michigan, USA)


Chicago Breaks Spot ID:

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: -1.8 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 17:04 Local time

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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
ESE 25
ENE 35
Wind State cross-
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Chicago Breaks in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Ideal winds are from the southwest. The location means that groundswells are unknown and the best wave direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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For Chain Bridge, DC, 940 km from Chicago Breaks.

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At BUOY-JAKI2, 2 km from Chicago Breaks.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
10.5 °C

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Third closest break Zion 60 mi
Fourth closest break Racine 76 mi
Fifth closest break South Haven 79 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Chicago Breaks:

Closest wave buoy Grand Traverse Bay Buoy 231 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lake St Clair Buoy 255 mi
Third closest wave buoy West Erie Buoy 267 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Southern Lake Huron Buoy 301 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy South Huron Buoy 313 mi

Tide stations nearest to Chicago Breaks:

Closest tide station Chain Bridge 584 mi
Second closest tide station Triangle 584 mi
Third closest tide station Chain Bridge, one miles below 585 mi
Fourth closest tide station Woodbridge 585 mi
Fifth closest tide station Fredericksburg, Rappahannock River 585 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Chicago Breaks:

Closest ski area Four Lakes (United States) 27 mi
Second closest ski area Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park (United States) 27 mi
Third closest ski area Villa Olivia (United States) 30 mi
Fourth closest ski area Wilmot Mountain (United States) 60 mi
Fifth closest ski area Grand Geneva (United States) 73 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Chicago Breaks:

Closest city location East Chicago (United States) 10 mi
Second closest city location Hammond (United States) 10 mi
Third closest city location Calumet City (United States) 11 mi
Fourth closest city location Chicago (United States) 11 mi
Fifth closest city location Cicero (United States) 11 mi
  • 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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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Chicago Breaks, Lake Michigan. Use the tab navigation above to view Chicago Breaks sea temperature, Chicago Breaks photographs, Chicago Breaks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Chicago Breaks webcams, current wind from Lake Michigan live weather stations and Chicago Breaks tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Chicago Breaks.


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