Nahant Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 3.2

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Nahant Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Massachusetts, USA)

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Nahant Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.8 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 07:39 Local time

Saturday 18
5AM 8AM 11AM 2PM
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 7 7 4
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 25
ENE 20
E 20
Wind State cross-
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Nahant Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely

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For Nahant, Massachusetts, 1 km from Nahant Beach.

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At Swampscott, 6 km from Nahant Beach.


Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Nahant Beach

Buoy Data:

At Boston Buoy, 14 miles from Nahant Beach.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 13

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Overall Nahant Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Nahant Beach

Fran from UNITED STATES writes:

The water at Nahant Beach on Wednesday, August 18, 2011 was so disgusting you could not go in. There was so much algae or seaweed it was impossible to get through without getting covered with slime. I don't know what it was or if it was toxic.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nahant Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Lynne Beach 3 mi
Second closest break Winthrop Jetty 6 mi
Third closest break Nantasket Beach 7 mi
Fourth closest break Prestons 9 mi
Fifth closest break Deveraux Beach 11 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Nahant Beach:

Closest wave buoy Boston Buoy 14 mi
Second closest wave buoy Stellwagen Buoy 19 mi
Third closest wave buoy Western Maine Shelf Buoy 58 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Nantucket Sound Buoy 77 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Portland Buoy 86 mi

Tide stations nearest to Nahant Beach:

Closest tide station Nahant 1 mi
Second closest tide station Lynn Harbor 4 mi
Third closest tide station Lynn, Lynn Harbor 4 mi
Fourth closest tide station Belle Isle Inlet entrance, Boston Harbor 5 mi
Fifth closest tide station Deer Island (south end), Boston Harbor 6 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Nahant Beach:

Closest ski area Blue Hills (United States) 18 mi
Second closest ski area Bradford Ski Area (United States) 23 mi
Third closest ski area Nashoba Valley (United States) 24 mi
Fourth closest ski area Ski Ward Ski Area (United States) 40 mi
Fifth closest ski area McIntyre Ski Area (United States) 49 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Nahant Beach:

Closest city location Lynn (United States) 4 mi
Second closest city location Revere (United States) 6 mi
Third closest city location Saugus (United States) 6 mi
Fourth closest city location Chelsea (United States) 7 mi
Fifth closest city location South Peabody (United States) 7 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Nahant Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nahant Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Nahant Beach and is 90 km (56 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nahant Beach, Massachusetts. Use the tab navigation above to view Nahant Beach sea temperature, Nahant Beach photographs, Nahant Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nahant Beach webcams, current wind from Massachusetts live weather stations and Nahant Beach 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 Nahant Beach.


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