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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 3 km from Zion has become light (calm at Kenosha). Waves should be turning glassy at Zion.
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Zion Surf Forecast / Lake Michigan / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 16 Jan 2018 CST

Zion surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Zion sea temperature is 1.2 °C (Statistics for 16 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 4.2 max: 5.3 min: 3.2 °C)

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Offshore winds at Zion blow from the SW.
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Summary
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High °C
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Low °C
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 2°C on Fri afternoon, min -13°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Sun night. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Mon afternoon. Icy conditions (max 7°C on Sun night, min -9°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the NW by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Zion Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Zion provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Zion can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Zion surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Zion) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Zion may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Zion is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Kenosha. If you plan a vacation in Lake Michigan, look for hotels and other accommodation in Kenosha. Kenosha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.