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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 Surf Forecast / Lake Michigan / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 EDT
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Grand Haven surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Grand Haven sea temperature is 16.4 °C (Statistics for 27 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 13.8 min: 9.3 °C)
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Grand Haven surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Grand Haven sea temperature is 16.4 °C (Statistics for 27 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 13.8 min: 9.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Grand Haven (light winds from the E at BUOY-HLNM4 9 km from Grand Haven).

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Actual: 56 min ago

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Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Grand Haven this week:

The surf forecast for Grand Haven over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Oct 30) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 6s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Grand Haven in the next 12 days are 1.6m 6s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Nov 01) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Friday (Oct 29) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Sat 30th Oct)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Best Surf 2PM (Sat 30th Oct)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Most Powerful 5AM (Mon 1st Nov)5ft (1.6m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Grand Haven over the next 12 days.

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Height Map
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Graph
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(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
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/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
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27
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28
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Friday
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Sunday
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20
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30
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Note: the tide data above is . Surf properties and timing are calculated for Grand Haven.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Grand Haven blow from the E

Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Wed morning, fresh winds from the E by Thu morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NW by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 11°C on Tue afternoon, min 3°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue night, light winds from the NNE by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Sun afternoon, min 3°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Fri night, strong winds from the S by Mon morning).

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Information about the Grand Haven Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a vacation in Lake Michigan? If you are looking for accommodation near Grand Haven, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in Lake Michigan, consider staying in Holland which is 12 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around Lake Michigan where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Grand Haven which is 24 km (15 miles) away, Muskegon County, Norton Shores and Jenison.