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Whitefish Bay Surf Guide

Whitefish Bay in Lake Michigan is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Whitefish Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whitefish Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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Interactive Whitefish Bay 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 Whitefish Bay is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) Airport (MKE) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whitefish Bay is Waukegan Rgnl (Chicago) Airport (UGN), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Whitefish Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
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Swell History at Whitefish Bay

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

Wind History at Whitefish Bay

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

Whitefish Bay Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Doppler Dave from United States
“Well.... You folks say that there is a surf break at this site so... I believe ya but.... there is absolutely no public access to this spot, for miles. Shoreline is completely locked in with private land. Unless you have a speedboat and are willing to speed away from Port Washington Harbor to Whitefish Bay, there will never be any surfing here. Seems kinda silly to even have it listed to me.

[Editor replies: Private property is an issue at many breaks, so I'm curious why simply asking a landowner for access isn't an option here.]”

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Discover surf breaks near Whitefish Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    55km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    77km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    144km away

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