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Sheboygan break guidePhoto by: Lehmann Photography-Art-Design

Sheboygan Surf Guide

Sheboygan in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach break adjacent to a steel pier that has quite reliable surf. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the south to southeast (northeast swells can blast you into the pier. Waves at the beach break both left and right but the rights are best. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks.

Sheboygan Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sheboygan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sheboygan occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Sheboygan Location Map

Interactive Sheboygan 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 Sheboygan is Austin Straubel International (Green Bay) Airport (GRB) in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sheboygan is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE), also in USA, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Sheboygan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 01:44 Local Time
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Swell History at Sheboygan

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

Wind History at Sheboygan

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

Sheboygan Reviews:

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Based on 12 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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oscar wolfbrandt from United States
“Sheboygan sits dead center on lake Michigan with Green Bay blocking all winds from the North she is only 33 miles from the State of Michigan and has very limited Fetch from the south and Southeast which start breaking upon hitting the Mid-Lake Plateau. By the time any waves from the South or Southeast the are juiceless little mush balls.
You can check but what you will find is Sheboygan has the least Fetch of any other spot on all our Great Lakes. Sheboygan only breaks 10 to 12 times a year.”

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    55km away
    • Icon beachBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    105km away
    • Icon beachBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    130km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    159km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sheboygan:

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