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Grand Haven break guidePhoto by: Jon

Grand Haven Surf Guide

Grand Haven in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach/Pier break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the east. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the ideal wave angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Grand Haven Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grand Haven:

The best conditions reported for surf at Grand Haven occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Grand Haven Location Map

Interactive Grand Haven 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 Grand Haven is Gerald R Ford International (Grand Rapids) Airport (GRR) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Grand Haven is Capital City (Lansing) Airport (LAN), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Grand Haven Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 14:59 Local Time
Wednesday 18Thu
Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - 2
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross cross-

Swell History at Grand Haven

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

Wind History at Grand Haven

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

Grand Haven Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tony Durante from United States
“You have to be lucky to get surf in the summer time. The locals will say you should have been here yesterday. When you see photos of people surfing they are in full wet suits. When the surf is good, water is cold. The surf shop has on resin to fix a ding surf wax ever thing cost a lot. Well, there are many nice things in Grand Haven. Low cost Hotel is $150. It is very nice place to be people say it was better in the 60's. Many good things but surf is not one. For the same money, go east Cape Haders, West Mexaco or Calforna.”

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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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