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Scituate Harbor Surf Guide

Scituate Harbor in Massachusetts is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks, rips and pollution.

Scituate Harbor Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
4.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scituate Harbor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scituate Harbor occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scituate Harbor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in November while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% 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).

Explore Scituate Harbor Location Map

Interactive Scituate Harbor 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 Scituate Harbor is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scituate Harbor is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Scituate Harbor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 5 February 2023, 21:47 Local Time
SunMonday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 3 6 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Scituate Harbor

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

Wind History at Scituate Harbor

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Scituate Harbor. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Scituate Harbor: