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Salisbury Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Salisbury Beach break guidePhoto by: Dina Crawford

Salisbury Beach Surf Guide

Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Salisbury Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salisbury Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salisbury 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 10% of the time in March while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salisbury Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Salisbury Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 31 July 2021, 03:56 Local Time
Saturday 31
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 9 8 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

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Swell History at Salisbury Beach

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Wind History at Salisbury Beach

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Salisbury Beach Reviews:

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Based on 16 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.2
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.5
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Doh from United States
“Go to the farthest beach entrance by the river wall. If it's firing at The Wall (NH), it can barrel here (10/1/2019). The sandbars change frequently here but if you pay attention to them you can definitely score. Currents are very strong at this location so be aware. I had the entire wave to myself and the beach is very secluded in the off season. Free parking and the facilities/showers were still operational beginning of October. You can reserve a camp site here as well if that's your thing.”

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