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Scarborough State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.2

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Scarborough State Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.6 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 21:05 Local time
WedThursday 24
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 30
SW 35
SSW 50
Wind State cross-

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Scarborough State Beach in Rhode Island is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Rhode-Island wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Narragansett Pier, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 3 km from Scarborough State Beach.

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Scarborough State Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Narragansett, 6 km from Scarborough State Beach.


Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Scarborough State Beach

Buoy Data:

At Block Island, RI, 34 miles from Scarborough State Beach.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 6 7 7 6

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Overall Scarborough State Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Scarborough State Beach is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scarborough State Beach is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Hartford Brainard Airport (HFD) in USA is 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Scarborough State Beach and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scarborough State Beach, Rhode Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Scarborough State Beach sea temperature, Scarborough State Beach photographs, Scarborough State Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scarborough State Beach webcams, current wind from Rhode Island live weather stations and Scarborough State 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 Scarborough State Beach.