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Racine Surf Guide

Racine in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Racine Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
2.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Racine:

The best conditions reported for surf at Racine occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Racine Location Map

Interactive Racine 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 Racine is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Racine is Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN), also in USA, 47 km (29 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.
Racine Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 13:18 Local Time
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Swell History at Racine

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

Wind History at Racine

Wind stats for Racine, 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 Racine. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    53km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    103km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    105km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    122km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Racine: