Lake Michigan Wind Meters, Forecasts, Wave Height

Use the following weather information to help you figure out when and where to kiteboard along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Current Wind Speed

Links in order from North to South down the Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • All Locations
  • Grand Traverse
  • Frankfort
  • Manistee
  • Big Sable Point
  • Ludington Open Water Bouy 45024
  • Ludington
  • Little Sable Point
  • Whitehall
  • Muskegon
  • Muskegon Open Water Bouy
  • Grand Haven North Pier Lighthouse
  • Grand Haven(
  • 4 Miles South of Grand Haven
  • M45 Kiteboard Station
  • Ferrysburg(
  • Holland
  • Holland Open Water Buoy
  • South Haven
  • St Joseph
  • Michigan City
  • Waukegan
  • East Tawas
  • Open Water 45002
  • Open Buoy 45007
  • Graphical Wind Speed for Lake Michigan
  • 45022 Little Traverse Bay Station GTLM4 - Grand Traverse Light, MI Station 45002 (LLNR 18310) - NORTH MICHIGAN- Halfway between North Manitou and Washington Islands Station MEEM4 - Manistee Harbor, MI Station BSBM4 - Big Sable Point, MI Little Point Sable, on bluff above trees Muskegon, MI (MKGM4) Station 45161 - Muskegon, MI M45 Kiteboard Station Wind Meter Station HLNM4 - 9087031 - Holland, MI Station SVNM4 - South Haven, MI Station SJOM4 - St Joseph, MI Michigan City, IN (MCYI3) Station BHRI3 - Burns Harbor, IN Station 45007 (LLNR 20595) - SOUTH MICHIGAN - 43NM East Southeast of Milwaukee, WI Image Map

    Marine Forecast

    Text forecasts generated by NOAA are a good way to see whats happening on Lake Michigan over the next couple days.

    Lake Michigan Water Temperature

    These links will help you decide if you need a shorty, full wet suit, dry suit, or no suit! Note:  If it’s cloudy the sattelite water temperature is not always accuate.  Be sure to check some of the open water wind meters for real time water temperature readings.

    Lake Michigan Water Levels

    Lake Michigan water levels have a great impact on water conditions near the shoreline.  Low water levels create more beach for launching and landing your kite and smaller waves around the jetty’s and piers.  The dashboard below from NOAA shows water levels over time for all the Great Lakes.


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