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Good Harbor Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.8

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Good Harbor Beach Spot ID

Winter Paddle Surfer at Good Harbor Beach photo

Good Harbor Beach

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6ft perfect and unridden, Good Harbor Beach photo

Good Harbor Beach

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SUNRISE!, Good Harbor Beach photo

Good Harbor Beach

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Big waves at the beach today, Good Harbor Beach photo

Good Harbor Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.4 °C

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Monday, 27 January 2020, 14:01 Local time
Monday 27
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
WSW 25
W 25
Wind State on cross-

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Good Harbor Beach in Massachusetts is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Be aware that the sea here is polluted.

Massachusetts wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gloucester Harbor (Ten Pound Island), Massachusetts, 3 km from Good Harbor Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Good Harbor Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gloucester, 5 km from Good Harbor Beach.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
6 °C

Current weather near Good Harbor Beach

Buoy Data:

At Stellwagen Buoy, 7 miles from Good Harbor Beach.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 11

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Overall Good Harbor Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Surf stats for Good Harbor Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Good Harbor Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Good Harbor Beach Location Maps

Good Harbor Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Good Harbor Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Good Harbor Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Good Harbor Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Gloucester Harbor (Ten Pound Island)
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Manchester Harbor
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Good Harbor Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Good Harbor Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Good Harbor Beach and is 117 km (73 miles) away.
Good Harbor Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Good Harbor Beach, Massachusetts. Use the tab navigation above to view Good Harbor Beach sea temperature, Good Harbor Beach photographs, Good Harbor Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Good Harbor Beach webcams, current wind from Massachusetts live weather stations and Good Harbor 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 Good Harbor Beach.