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Ontonagon Surf Guide

Ontonagon in Lake Superior is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds blow from the south. Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Ontonagon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
2.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ontonagon:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Ontonagon Location Map

Interactive Ontonagon 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 Ontonagon is Sawyer International (Marquette) Airport (MQT) in USA, which is 139 km (86 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ontonagon is Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) in Canada, 165 km (102 miles) away.

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Ontonagon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 08:48 Local Time
Wednesday 19
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.8
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.4
NW
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h)
35
30
25
30
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Ontonagon

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

Wind History at Ontonagon

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

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