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Mackinac Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Mackinac Island Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 1.4 °C

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Monday, 6 April 2020, 21:27 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SE 20
SE 20
Wind State cross cross-
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Mackinac Island in Lake Huron is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care to avoid the rocks.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ship Sands Island, Nunavut, 654 km from Mackinac Island.

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Mackinac Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP5395, 10 km from Mackinac Island.


Air temperature
3.8 °C

Current weather near Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mackinac Island:

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Tide stations nearest to Mackinac Island:

  • Closest tide station
    Ship Sands Island
    406 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    418 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Revillon Wharf
    418 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nicholson Creek
    420 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Sand Head
    431 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mackinac Island is Sault Ste Marie Airport (YAM) in Canada, which is 80 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mackinac Island is Gore Bay Manitoulin Airport (YZE), also in Canada, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Roscommon Co (Houghton Lake) Airport (HTL) in USA, 158 km (98 miles) away.
Mackinac Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mackinac Island, Lake Huron. Use the tab navigation above to view Mackinac Island sea temperature, Mackinac Island photographs, Mackinac Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mackinac Island webcams, current wind from Lake Huron live weather stations and Mackinac Island 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 Mackinac Island.