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Racine ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Racine Spot ID

GoPro on Lake Michigan, Racine photo


Photo credit: Jack Jorgensen

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.9 °C

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 17:13 Local time
Wednesday 13Thu
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 25
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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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.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chain Bridge, DC, 998 km from Racine.

IS AT (local time)

Racine Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oak Creek, 9 km from Racine.


Air temperature
-5 °C

Current weather near Racine

Racine Location Maps

Racine Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Racine:

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Wave buoys nearest to Racine:

Tide stations nearest to Racine:

  • Closest tide station
    Chain Bridge
    620 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Chain Bridge, one miles below
    622 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Key Bridge
    624 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    624 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    624 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD) in USA, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Du Page (West Chicago) Airport (DPA) in USA is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Racine and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
Racine break location map and break info

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