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South Haven ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.9

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South Haven Spot ID

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South Haven

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South Haven

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Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.8 °C

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Thursday, 12 December 2019, 08:48 Local time
Thursday 12
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 40
S 35
SSW 35
Wind State cross-
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South Haven in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach/Pier break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the east. Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave direction is from the west. 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, 865 km from South Haven.

IS AT (local time)

South Haven Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-SVNM4, 2 km from South Haven.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
-7.1 °C

Current weather near South Haven

South Haven Location Maps

South Haven Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Haven:

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Wave buoys nearest to South Haven:

Tide stations nearest to South Haven:

  • Closest tide station
    Chain Bridge
    538 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Chain Bridge, one miles below
    539 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Key Bridge
    541 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    541 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    541 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to South Haven is Gerald R Ford International (Grand Rapids) Airport (GRR) in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Haven is Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN), also in USA, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in USA, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD) in USA is 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to South Haven and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
South Haven break location map and break info

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