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Plum Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 2.6

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Plum Island Surf Forecast / Massachusetts / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 04 Dec 2020 EST
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Plum Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Plum Island sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 10.2 min: 6.6 °C)
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Plum Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Plum Island sea temperature is 8.6 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 8.2 max: 10.2 min: 6.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Plum Island (fresh winds from the SW at BUOY-IOSN3 24 km from Plum Island). no significant swell

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24 km away, 1 h 44 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
SW
9.4
8.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Plum Island this week:

The surf forecast for Plum Island over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 05) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Plum Island in the next 7 days are 3.0m 7s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 05) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Dec 06) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Sat 5th Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s
Best Surf 1AM (Wed 9th Dec)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sat 5th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Plum Island over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thursday
10
Friday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
22000000000003331000000
T new york.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new york.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
2.5
NE
1.6
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.6
NE
1
NE
1.3
NE
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.1
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.3
E
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.1
SE
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13913613751147196815436171041932873642499444171413124
15
SW
10
WSW
35
NNE
55
N
35
WNW
35
WNW
30
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
15
WNW
20
NNE
30
NNE
25
N
15
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
10
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
20
W
20
WNW
25
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
2:17AM
2.35
2:22PM
2.63
3:05AM
2.37
3:13PM
2.61
3:59AM
2.42
4:10PM
2.58
4:56AM
2.50
5:13PM
2.56
5:55AM
2.61
6:17PM
2.56
6:54AM
2.74
7:22PM
2.59
7:51AM
2.89
8:24PM
2.63
8:08PM
0.05
8:16AM
0.41
8:54PM
0.07
9:07AM
0.42
9:45PM
0.09
10:05AM
0.39
10:40PM
0.09
11:08AM
0.32
11:39PM
0.06
12:13PM
0.20
12:37AM
0.02
1:17PM
0.02
1:35AM
-0.05
2:17PM
-0.16

Note: the tide data above is for Merrimack River Entrance, Massachusetts which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Plum Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Plum Island blow from the W

Fri
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thursday
10
Friday
11
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
moderate rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
light snow
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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1170-2-3-5-5-7-2-3-3-5-5-7-1-1-501-131-3
--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--
4:08--4:08--4:08--4:08--4:08--4:08--4:08--4:08-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Icy conditions (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min -1°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly near gales.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 7°C on Fri morning, min -3°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Plum Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Plum Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Plum Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Plum Island surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Plum Island) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Plum Island may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Plum Island is 6 km (4 miles) from Newburyport. If you plan a vacation in Massachusetts, look for hotels and other accommodation in Newburyport. Newburyport has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.