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Zion ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Zion Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: -1.1 °C

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 15:26 Local time
Monday 17Tue
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
Wind State on on on on

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Zion in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave angle is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chain Bridge, DC, 988 km from Zion.

IS AT (local time)

Zion Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-KNSW3, 4 km from Zion.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near Zion

Buoy Data:

At Winthrop Harbor Buoy, 9 miles from Zion.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 3 3 3 2

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Town and city forecasts close to Zion:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    7 mi
  • Third closest city location
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Zion is Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zion is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE), also in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD) in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Du Page (West Chicago) Airport (DPA) in USA is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Zion and is 93 km (58 miles) away.
Zion break location map and break info

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