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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Grand haven south jetty

USA, North East, The Great Lakes

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grand haven state park. right where the grand river empties into lake michigan.

English (Translate this text in English): grand haven state park. right where the grand river empties into lake michigan.

English (Translate this text in English): grand haven state park. right where the grand river empties into lake michigan.

English (Translate this text in English): grand haven state park. right where the grand river empties into lake michigan.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)

 Additional Information

one of the best places to surf in west michigan. the jetty is convient so you dont have to paddle out, just jump off. waves are really choppy and unorganized, unless you get a perfect west wind then it cleans up really nice and you can get clean lines to play with.

English (Translate this text in English): one of the best places to surf in west michigan. the jetty is convient so you dont have to paddle out, just jump off. waves are really choppy and unorganized, unless you get a perfect west wind then it cleans up really nice and you can get clean lines to play with.

English (Translate this text in English): one of the best places to surf in west michigan. the jetty is convient so you dont have to paddle out, just jump off. waves are really choppy and unorganized, unless you get a perfect west wind then it cleans up really nice and you can get clean lines to play with.

English (Translate this text in English): one of the best places to surf in west michigan. the jetty is convient so you dont have to paddle out, just jump off. waves are really choppy and unorganized, unless you get a perfect west wind then it cleans up really nice and you can get clean lines to play with.

Atmosphere

If you are stuck in michigan and need to surf this is the best place. make sure to buy a full suit at least 3/2mm. lots of deaths off this jetty durning high surf in the fall and winter so be carefull.

English (Translate this text in English): If you are stuck in michigan and need to surf this is the best place. make sure to buy a full suit at least 3/2mm. lots of deaths off this jetty durning high surf in the fall and winter so be carefull.

English (Translate this text in English): If you are stuck in michigan and need to surf this is the best place. make sure to buy a full suit at least 3/2mm. lots of deaths off this jetty durning high surf in the fall and winter so be carefull.

English (Translate this text in English): If you are stuck in michigan and need to surf this is the best place. make sure to buy a full suit at least 3/2mm. lots of deaths off this jetty durning high surf in the fall and winter so be carefull.

General

this spot ranks about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 50. You can find really clean waves on the lake, you just have to be at the right beach with the right conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot ranks about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 50. You can find really clean waves on the lake, you just have to be at the right beach with the right conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot ranks about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 50. You can find really clean waves on the lake, you just have to be at the right beach with the right conditions.

English (Translate this text in English): this spot ranks about a 1 on a scale of 1 to 50. You can find really clean waves on the lake, you just have to be at the right beach with the right conditions.

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