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Goosewing Beach break guidePhoto by: Lenora Souza

Goosewing Beach Surf Guide

Goosewing Beach in Rhode Island is a fairly exposed beach reef and point break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Goosewing Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
4.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Goosewing Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Goosewing Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Goosewing Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in March while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% 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 Goosewing Beach Location Map

Interactive Goosewing 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 Goosewing Beach is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Goosewing Beach is Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Goosewing Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 15:01 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Goosewing Beach

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

Wind History at Goosewing Beach

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

Goosewing Beach Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Phoebus Callahan from United States
“I was invited to surf here this week 9/16-9/25 because no local would tackle the large groomed sets coming from several storms.......seems Little Compton (no, not Crenshaw and Homieville) only surf at beach clubs on 3' wind slop closeouts......there were waves from 3- 10' with predominantly N winds and rides like Santa Cruz where I one there! Breton pt was cross-wind, but reminded me of Haleiwa. Goosewing is an A-frame Sunset-type break left and right...Pretty heavy and slight tube sections. 2 more breaks west were points, but seemed could only handle waves less than 6'......we tried some fried clams (tasted like you know what stank!) and they reminded us of baby bulut! The citizens there are in a time warp wearing Puritan clothing and have sex with their clothes on.....damn! Gimme good ole Cal Pelosi liberalism any day!”

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