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French River Surf Guide

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.

French River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
4.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing French River:

The best conditions reported for surf at French River occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore French River Location Map

Interactive French River surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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French River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 15:34 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h)
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5
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Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at French River

Surf stats for French River, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at French River

Wind stats for French River, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To French River: