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Prestons ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Prestons Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 4.9 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 03:20 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 30
SSW 40
SSW 45
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Prestons in Massachusetts is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Massachusetts wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beverly, Massachusetts, 2 km from Prestons.

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Prestons Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beverly, 2 km from Prestons.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
-3 °C

Current weather near Prestons

Buoy Data:

At Stellwagen Buoy, 15 miles from Prestons.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Prestons Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Prestons is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Prestons is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Prestons and is 103 km (64 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Prestons, Massachusetts. Use the tab navigation above to view Prestons sea temperature, Prestons photographs, Prestons detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Prestons webcams, current wind from Massachusetts live weather stations and Prestons 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 Prestons.