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Plum Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.3

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Plum Island Spot ID

Fordham Way, Plum Island, Newbury, MA photo

Plum Island

Photo credit: Cheryl Comeau

Losing everything they worked for., Plum Island photo

Plum Island

Photo credit: Cheryl Comeau

Living on the edge, Plum Island photo

Plum Island

Photo credit: Cheryl Comeau

Waves breach Fordham Way, Plum Island photo

Plum Island

Photo credit: Cheryl Comeau

Type: beach


Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.4 °C

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Friday, 13 December 2019, 16:42 Local time
Friday 13Sat
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SE 20
SE 25
Wind State cross cross-

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Plum Island in Massachusetts is a beach break. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include - Rips / undertow.

Massachusetts wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Merrimack River Entrance, Massachusetts, 2 km from Plum Island.

IS AT (local time)

Plum Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Newburyport, 7 km from Plum Island.


Air temperature
4 °C

Current weather near Plum Island

Buoy Data:

At Stellwagen Buoy, 23 miles from Plum Island.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 6

All wavebuoys around Plum Island

Overall Plum Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


Surf stats for Plum Island: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Plum Island: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Plum Island Location Maps

Plum Island Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Massachusetts surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Plum Island

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Plum Island:

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Wave buoys nearest to Plum Island:

Tide stations nearest to Plum Island:

  • Closest tide station
    Merrimack River Entrance
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Salisbury Point, Merrimack River
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Plum Island Sound (south end)
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hampton Harbor
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Plum Island is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Plum Island is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Plum Island and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
Plum Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Plum Island, Massachusetts. Use the tab navigation above to view Plum Island sea temperature, Plum Island photographs, Plum Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Plum Island webcams, current wind from Massachusetts live weather stations and Plum Island tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Plum Island.