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South Haven Surf Forecast / Lake Michigan / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 20 May 2022 EDT
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South Haven surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Haven sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 6.9 max: 10.2 min: 4.8 °C)
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South Haven surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's South Haven sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 20 May 1981-2005 - mean: 6.9 max: 10.2 min: 4.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 2 km away suggest it is still onshore at South Haven (light winds from the W at SHIP4254).

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3 h 23 min ago

Moderate
18 km/h
W
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for South Haven this week:

The most powerful waves expected at South Haven in the next 12 days are 1.2m 6s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 22) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (May 25) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)--
Best Surf--
Most Powerful11AM (Sun 22nd May)4ft (1.2m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for South Haven over the next 12 days.

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(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
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20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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28
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ENE
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NE
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ENE
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ENE
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ENE
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W
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NE
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20
N
15
N
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10
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20
S
20
SSW
25
SSW
25
W
15
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15
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10
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40
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Note: the tide data above is . Surf properties and timing are calculated for South Haven.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at South Haven blow from the E

Fri
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wed
01
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Tue night, calm by Thu morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the SSW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the South Haven Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for South Haven provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at South Haven can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our South Haven surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (South Haven) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for South Haven may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

South Haven is 44 km (27 miles) from the city of Holland. If you plan a vacation in Lake Michigan, look for hotels and other accommodation in Holland. Holland has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.