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Marathon ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Marathon Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 06:13 Local time
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Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SSE 15
SSE 10
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Marathon in Lake Superior is a fairly exposed point break that has unreliable waves Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Short period wind swells are the rule and the optimum wave angle is from the south.. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ship Sands Island, Nunavut, 507 km from Marathon.

IS AT (local time)

Marathon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pukaskwa, 23 km from Marathon.

light winds from the SE

km/h
Air temperature
18.5 °C

Current weather near Marathon

Buoy Data:

At Slate Island Buoy, 20 miles from Marathon.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
0.8
0.7
0.9
Dominant period (s) 4 4 4 5

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Marathon Location Maps

Marathon Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Marathon:

  • Closest city location
    123 mi
  • Second closest city location
    239 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Duluth (United States)
    291 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Superior (United States)
    293 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Green Bay (United States)
    298 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Marathon is Geraldton Greenstone Regional Airport (YGQ) in Canada, which is 120 km (75 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Marathon is Thunder Bay Airport (YQT), also in Canada, 208 km (129 miles) away.
Marathon break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Marathon, Lake Superior. Use the tab navigation above to view Marathon sea temperature, Marathon photographs, Marathon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Marathon webcams, current wind from Lake Superior live weather stations and Marathon tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada 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 Canada 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 Marathon.