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Nantasket Beach break guidePhoto by: Elizabeth McKenna

Nantasket Beach Surf Guide

Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and pollution.

Nantasket Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
4.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nantasket Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nantasket 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 20% of the time in March while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% 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).

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Interactive Nantasket 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 Nantasket Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nantasket Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Nantasket Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 January 2023, 19:16 Local Time
FriSaturday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Nantasket Beach

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

Wind History at Nantasket Beach

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

Nantasket Beach Reviews:

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Angelo from United States
“I love Nantasket Beach,been going there for 54 years,local flavor is fantastic no matter what you like. I even made my own beach chairs for the beach when high tide comes, just wish more people would pickup after themselves.”

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