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Misquamicut State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.3

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Misquamicut State Beach break guidePhoto by: Agent T

Misquamicut State Beach Surf Guide

Misquamicut State Beach in Rhode Island is a beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

Misquamicut State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
6.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Misquamicut State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Misquamicut State Beach 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 Misquamicut State Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Misquamicut State Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in September while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Misquamicut State Beach Location Map

Interactive Misquamicut State 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 Misquamicut State Beach is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Misquamicut State Beach is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Misquamicut State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 16:42 Local Time
Tuesday 19Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
1.1
SW
0.1
E
1.0
SW
Period (s) 10 6 10 7
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 25
W 25
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Misquamicut State Beach

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

Wind History at Misquamicut State Beach

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

Misquamicut State Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s54.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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brian toomey from United States
“Sandy Dunes Beach is the best. Great sand in and off the water.
Water temperature OK in August if a normally very warm Summer.
Never crowded Monday - Friday. Friendly beach manager and always a lifeguard through Labor Day.
Never heard anyone mention rip tides under normal circumstances.
Opposite the State beach next to the State of R.I. Fishing parking lot.”

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