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Scarborough State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.2

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Scarborough State Beach break guidePhoto by: Jordan Brite

Scarborough State Beach Surf Guide

Scarborough State Beach in Rhode Island is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Scarborough State Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scarborough State Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scarborough State Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scarborough State Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in January while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
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 Scarborough State 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 Scarborough State Beach is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scarborough State Beach is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Scarborough State Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 20:35 Local Time
Saturday 17Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 5
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Scarborough State Beach

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

Wind History at Scarborough State Beach

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

Scarborough State Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.3
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Review
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Janice from United States
“Great beach”

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