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Mackinac Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Mackinac Island Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.2 °C

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Saturday, 18 November 2017, 07:16 Local time
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Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
WNW 20
N 25
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Mackinac Island in Lake Huron is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care to avoid the rocks.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ship Sands Island, Nunavut, 654 km from Mackinac Island.

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Mackinac Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cordwood Point Live Weather Cheboygan wx, 12 km from Mackinac Island.

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Air temperature
1.0 °C

Current weather near Mackinac Island

Buoy Data:

At North Huron Buoy, 80 miles from Mackinac Island.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
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1.7
Dominant period (s) 8 8 7 7

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Town and city forecasts close to Mackinac Island:

  • Closest city location
    149 mi
  • Second closest city location
    151 mi
  • Third closest city location
    152 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    163 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Sudbury (Canada)
    168 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Mackinac Island is Sault Ste Marie Airport (YAM) in Canada, which is 80 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mackinac Island is Gore Bay Manitoulin Airport (YZE), also in Canada, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Roscommon Co (Houghton Lake) Airport (HTL) in USA, 158 km (98 miles) away.
Mackinac Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mackinac Island, Lake Huron. Use the tab navigation above to view Mackinac Island sea temperature, Mackinac Island photographs, Mackinac Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mackinac Island webcams, current wind from Lake Huron live weather stations and Mackinac Island 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 Mackinac Island.