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Long Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 2.1

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Long Beach break guidePhoto by: Douglas Millen

Long Beach Surf Guide

Long Beach in Massachusetts is a fairly exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Often Crowded.

Long Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Long 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 8% of the time in March while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Beach Location Map

Interactive Long 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 Long Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Long Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 15:17 Local Time
Sunday 17
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 7 7 6 6
Wind (km/h)
35
25
20
25
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Long Beach

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

Wind History at Long Beach

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

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