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Marathon ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Marathon Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.0 °C

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Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:57 Local time
Saturday 07
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
SW 30
SSW 35
Wind State cross cross-
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Marathon in Lake Superior is a fairly exposed point break that has unreliable waves Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Short period wind swells are the rule and the optimum wave angle is from the south.. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ship Sands Island, Nunavut, 507 km from Marathon.

IS AT (local time)

Marathon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Marathon, 15 km from Marathon.


Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
-4 °C

Current weather near Marathon

Marathon Location Maps

Marathon Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Marathon:

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Wave buoys nearest to Marathon:

Tide stations nearest to Marathon:

  • Closest tide station
    Ship Sands Island
    315 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    316 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Revillon Wharf
    317 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nicholson Creek
    319 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Sand Head
    331 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Marathon is Geraldton Greenstone Regional Airport (YGQ) in Canada, which is 120 km (75 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Marathon is Thunder Bay Airport (YQT), also in Canada, 208 km (129 miles) away.
Marathon break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Marathon, Lake Superior. Use the tab navigation above to view Marathon sea temperature, Marathon photographs, Marathon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Marathon webcams, current wind from Lake Superior live weather stations and Marathon tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada 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 Canada 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 Marathon.