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Ballston Beach break guidePhoto by: Stacey

Ballston Beach Surf Guide

Ballston Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Ballston Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
6.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ballston Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballston Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ballston Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ballston Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in May while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ballston Beach Location Map

Interactive Ballston Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ballston Beach is Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ballston Beach is Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK), also in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Ballston Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 14:18 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 5 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Ballston Beach

Surf stats for Ballston Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ballston Beach

Wind stats for Ballston Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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