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Nahant Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.1

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Nahant Beach break guidePhoto by: Donna (for Kelly)

Nahant Beach Surf Guide

Nahant Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely

Nahant Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nahant Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nahant Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Nahant Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in September while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nahant Beach Location Map

Interactive Nahant 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 Nahant Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nahant Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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Nahant Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 15:28 Local Time
Saturday 28Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.7
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
WNW 20
WNW 15
WNW
Wind State off off off off

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Swell History at Nahant Beach

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Wind History at Nahant Beach

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Nahant Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Fran from United States
“The water at Nahant Beach on Wednesday, August 18, 2011 was so disgusting you could not go in. There was so much algae or seaweed it was impossible to get through without getting covered with slime. I don't know what it was or if it was toxic.”

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