Lake Michigan Recreational Beach Forecast

Graphical Representation of the following Lake Michigan Surf Forecast
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How to use this page

The Lake Michigan Shoreline map is color-coded to indicate the forecast Swim Hazard Risk level.

To obtain the detailed Recreational Beach Forecast for a specific County, click along that County's lake shore.

Click out on the Lake itself to obtain the Nearshore Forecast covering the Lakeshore from St. Joseph north to Manistee.

Hover your mouse pointer over the shoreline for a quick look at the highlights of the Recreational Beach Forecast for that County.

Click on a County's shoreline to obtain the full text of the Recreational Beach Forecast for that County.

Click out on the Lake itself to obtain the Nearshore Forecast covering the Lakeshore from St. Joseph north to Manistee.

Swim Hazard Risk Level

  • Low Risk

    A low risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are not expected along the shore.
  • Moderate Risk

    A moderate risk of swimming hazards imply that large waves and strong currents are likely along the shore. Only experienced swimmers should consider entering the water.
  • High Risk

    A high risk of swimming hazards imply dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore. Swimming conditions may be life threatening to anyone entering the water.
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