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

Overall: 3.2

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French River Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Sunday, 13 October 2019, 23:16 Local time
SunMonday 14
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 15
W 15
Wind State cross-

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French River in Lake Superior is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right Offshore winds are from the southwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Global-Pacific wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Moosonee, Ontario, 974 km from French River.

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French River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duluth/Sky Harbor Airport, 2 km from French River.

light winds from the W

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
4 °C

Current weather near French River

Buoy Data:

At Western Lake Superior Buoy, 12 miles from French River.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6

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Town and city forecasts close to French River:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    4 mi
  • Third closest city location
    119 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    122 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    125 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to French River is Duluth International Airport (DLH) in USA, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to French River is Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB), also in USA, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Princeton Muni Airport (PNM), also in USA, 176 km (109 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for French River, Lake Superior. Use the tab navigation above to view French River sea temperature, French River photographs, French River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, French River webcams, current wind from Lake Superior live weather stations and French River 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 French River.