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Boston Bay break guidePhoto by: west woodworth

Boston Bay Surf Guide

Boston Bay in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west with some shelter here from southeast winds. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds The ideal swell direction from the northeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

Boston Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boston Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boston Bay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Boston Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in September while 83% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
83%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boston Bay Location Map

Interactive Boston Bay 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 Boston Bay is Ken Jones (Port Antonio) Airport (POT) in Jamaica, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Boston Bay is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN), also in Jamaica, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Boston Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 01:05 Local Time
WedThursday 26
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
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Swell History at Boston Bay

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

Wind History at Boston Bay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Boston Bay: