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Holland Surf Guide

Holland in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach/Pier break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the east. Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Holland Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Holland:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Holland Location Map

Interactive Holland 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 Holland is Gerald R Ford International (Grand Rapids) Airport (GRR) in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Holland is Capital City (Lansing) Airport (LAN), also in USA, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Holland Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 June 2023, 10:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 - 3 4
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Holland

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

Wind History at Holland

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

Holland Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Casey W H from United States
“Holland has a relatively reliable break; May and June being our slow months. The south side of the pier offers very clean, good-sized waves, up to 25 times per year. The north side of the pier offers good waves about 15 times per year and can be very big: up to 10ft and good surfable waves. Hallelujah for Holland.”

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Holland:

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