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Salisbury Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Salisbury Beach Spot ID

Before Breakfast, Salisbury Beach photo

Salisbury Beach

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One Wave, Three Surfers, Salisbury Beach photo

Salisbury Beach

Photo credit: Dina Crawford

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 4.9 °C

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Saturday, 20 April 2019, 04:53 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 14 13 -
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 30
SSW 20
SSE 35
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Massachusetts wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Merrimack River Entrance, Massachusetts, 2 km from Salisbury Beach.

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Salisbury Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newburyport, 6 km from Salisbury Beach.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Salisbury Beach

Buoy Data:

At Stellwagen Buoy, 25 miles from Salisbury Beach.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 8 5 5 8

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Overall Salisbury Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Salisbury Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Salisbury Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Salisbury Beach and is 133 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts. Use the tab navigation above to view Salisbury Beach sea temperature, Salisbury Beach photographs, Salisbury Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Salisbury Beach webcams, current wind from Massachusetts live weather stations and Salisbury 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 Salisbury Beach.