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Grand Haven ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 4.0

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Grand Haven Spot ID

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Grand Haven

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Grand Haven

Photo credit: Jon

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 23:29 Local time
FriSaturday 19
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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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.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chain Bridge, DC, 881 km from Grand Haven.

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Grand Haven Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Holland Buoy, 6 km from Grand Haven.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
11.5 °C

Current weather near Grand Haven

Buoy Data:

At Holland Buoy, 4 miles from Grand Haven.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 3 3 - 3

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  • 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.
  • Third is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE) in USA, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN) in USA is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Grand Haven and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Grand Haven, Lake Michigan. Use the tab navigation above to view Grand Haven sea temperature, Grand Haven photographs, Grand Haven detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Grand Haven webcams, current wind from Lake Michigan live weather stations and Grand Haven 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 Grand Haven.