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Matunuck ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Matunuck Surf Guide

Matunuck in Rhode Island is a reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Matunuck Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
3.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Matunuck:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Matunuck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in November while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Matunuck Location Map

Interactive Matunuck 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 Matunuck is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Matunuck is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Matunuck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 17:59 Local Time
Thursday 04Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.1
SW
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
S
Period (s) 5 11 11 9
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 30
NW 25
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Matunuck

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

Wind History at Matunuck

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Matunuck:

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