Notice:

The left camera is oriented north and the right camera northeast.

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      This site is intended to provide real-time wave information at the Mainland Sea Caves, which is part of the beautiful Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We only intend to provide real-time information, so please check the weather forecast before going on the water! If you are new to kayaking, knowledge of rescue and safety procedures can be learned from local outfitters.

Latest Wave Info

12/13/2019

12:00 AM

Wave Model height 1.6 ft

The following rating system was devised in conjunction with kayak outfitters that routinely guide trips to the sea caves. The recommended skill level is color coded based on wave height.

< 1 ft Novice
1-2 ft Intermediate
> 2 ft Advanced
 

What is Reported?

Past Pictures

Time

12/13/2019

Wave

Height (ft.)

Max Wave

(ft.)

Wind Speed

(mph)

Wind Gust

(mph)

Wind

 Direction

Water

Temp (°F)

Pictures

12:00 AM 1.6 Model N/A N/A N/A 39.2

N/A

11:30 PM 1.6 Model N/A N/A N/A 39.2

N/A

11:00 PM 1.6 Model 13.9 23.0 SE 39.2

N/A

10:30 PM 1.6 Model 17.2 -- E 39.2

N/A

10:00 PM 1.6 Model 19.7 23.0 E 39.2

N/A

9:30 PM 1.6 Model 16.1 -- E 39.2

N/A

9:00 PM 1.5 Model 19.7 24.2 E 39.2

N/A

8:30 PM 1.5 Model 18.3 -- E 39.2

N/A

8:00 PM 1.4 Model 19.7 27.7 E 39.2

N/A

7:30 PM 1.3 Model 20.8 -- E 39.2

N/A

7:00 PM 1.2 Model 21.9 26.4 E 39.2

N/A

6:30 PM 0.8 Model 19.7 -- E 39.2

N/A

6:00 PM 0.8 Model 21.9 31.1 E 39.2

N/A

Model    - Indicates reported wave is a model result, not a measured wave.

** - Waves traveling from the East or Northeast may be blocked from view at Meyers Beach. Use caution.

N/A stands for Not Available. Wind Data are taken from NOAA station at Devils Island.