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Whitefish Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Whitefish Bay Spot ID

Village of Whitefish Bay photo

Whitefish Bay

Photo credit: Jack Jorgensen

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.3 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 15:10 Local time
Tuesday 19Wed
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
W 10
Wind State glass cross-

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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.

Global-Atlantic wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chain Bridge, DC, 1025 km from Whitefish Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Whitefish Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-PWAW3, 9 km from Whitefish Bay.


Air temperature
1.9 °C

Current weather near Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay Location Maps

Whitefish Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Lake Michigan surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Whitefish Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Whitefish Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Whitefish Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Whitefish Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Chain Bridge
    637 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ship Sands Island
    638 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Chain Bridge, one miles below
    638 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Key Bridge
    640 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    641 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Dane Co Rgnl Truax Fld (Madison) Airport (MSN) in USA, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Austin Straubel International (Green Bay) Airport (GRB) in USA is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Whitefish Bay and is 148 km (92 miles) away.
Whitefish Bay break location map and break info

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