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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 break guidePhoto by: Douglas Millen

Good Harbor Beach Surf Guide

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.

Good Harbor Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Good Harbor Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Good Harbor Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
98%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Good Harbor Beach Location Map

Interactive Good Harbor 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 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.

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Good Harbor Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 12 June 2021, 07:44 Local Time
Saturday 12
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Good Harbor Beach

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

Wind History at Good Harbor Beach

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

Good Harbor Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 12 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.2
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carol from United States
“I am a Gloucester native and I have to agree with the previous post...the water is very very clean, great place when not too many tourists show up then it's to crowded so we go to the beaches for residents only and the water is clean at all of them. I'm so lucky and grateful to be a native, blessed be. Carol”

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