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Chicago Breaks Surf Forecast / Lake Michigan / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Wednesday 26 Jan 2022 CST
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Chicago Breaks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chicago Breaks sea temperature is 0.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 5.0 max: 6.2 min: 3.9 °C)
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Chicago Breaks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Chicago Breaks sea temperature is 0.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 5.0 max: 6.2 min: 3.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Chicago Breaks (moderate winds from the SSW at BUOY-CMTI2 4 km from Chicago Breaks).

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Moderate
22 km/h
SSW
Cross-Off
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Swell
Height Map
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Wind State (?)
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cross-shore
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offshore
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High Tide
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Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
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Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
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Friday
04
Saturday
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Sunday
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Mon
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Note: the tide data above is . Surf properties and timing are calculated for Chicago Breaks.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Chicago Breaks blow from the SW

Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Mon
07
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--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:07--5:08--5:09--5:10--5:13

Short Range Forecast: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Thu night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Thu afternoon, min -14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Icy conditions (max 5°C on Tue afternoon, min -7°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm) on Tue night. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Icy conditions (max 4°C on Tue night, min -16°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Thu morning, calm by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Mon night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Mon morning, min -11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Chicago Breaks Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Chicago Breaks provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Chicago Breaks can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Chicago Breaks 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 (Chicago Breaks) 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 Chicago Breaks 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.

Chicago Breaks is 13 km (8 miles) from Evergreen Park. If you plan a vacation in Lake Michigan, look for hotels and other accommodation in Evergreen Park. Evergreen Park has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.