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Marathon Surf Guide

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.

Marathon Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
3.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marathon:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marathon occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Marathon Location Map

Interactive Marathon 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 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.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Marathon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 09:09 Local Time
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Swell History at Marathon

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

Wind History at Marathon

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Marathon. Click below to view there surf guides.

Wave Buoys Nearest To Marathon: