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Grand Haven Surf Forecast / Lake Michigan / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 26 Jan 2022 EST
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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 4.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 3.2 max: 4.5 min: 1.7 °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 4.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 3.2 max: 4.5 min: 1.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Grand Haven (fresh winds from the SW at BUOY-HLNM4 9 km from Grand Haven).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SW
Cross-On
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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 Thursday (Jan 27) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 5s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 5s is also forecast. 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 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jan 27) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 01) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Thu 27th Jan)6ft (1.8m) 6s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 28th Jan)6ft (1.9m) 7s
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 27th Jan)10ft (3.0m) 8s

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

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(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
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T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
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T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
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T global atlantic.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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1
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3
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3
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N
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NNW
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NW
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SW
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SSW
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WSW
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WNW
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NW
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SW
1
SSW
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S
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S
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S
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WNW
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E
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ENE
10
SSE
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SSW
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SSW
20
SSE
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SSE
15
NNW
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SSE
20
S
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SSE
30
S
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S
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S
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S
30
S
20
SSW
20
ENE
35
ENE
45
SW
45
NNW
10
NW
20
W
30
W
20
SW
25
S
30
SSW
15
S
10
E
20
NNW
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on
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off
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off
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off
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on
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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
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
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light snowsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudysnow shwrssome cloudscloudylight snowcloudysome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudscloudyheavy rainmod. rainlight rainheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrslight snowcloudycloudycloudysome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudylight snowlight snow
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-7-8-2-10-4-7-6-9-4-5-5-1-1-2-10134555364-4-3-4-3-112211
-9-8-8-1-1-12-11-8-9-7-8-8-4-3-6-2002445433-4-4-4-5-4-301100
-14-17-10-9-7-12-11-6-16-10-11-11-4-6-6-7-6-5-3-200103-3-13-7-10-10-7-5-40-2-5
8:04--8:03--8:03--8:02--8:00--8:00--7:58--7:58--7:56--7:56--7:54--7:54--
-5:49--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:04-

Short Range Forecast: A dusting of new snow. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Thu afternoon, min -12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Wed night, calm by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 1°C on Mon night, min -8°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the S by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Wed night. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Thu night. Icy conditions (max 6°C on Thu morning, min -4°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the NW by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: A dusting of new snow. Icy conditions (max 2°C on Sat night, min -5°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sat night, light winds from the SE by Sun 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.