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2nd Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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2nd Beach Surf Guide

2nd Beach in Rhode Island is a beach break that is often working and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism.

2nd Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
7.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 2nd Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at 2nd Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 2nd Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing 2nd Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in September while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% 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 2nd Beach Location Map

Interactive 2nd 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 2nd Beach is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 2nd Beach is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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2nd Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:42 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 12 11 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
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Swell History at 2nd Beach

Surf stats for 2nd Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 2nd Beach

Wind stats for 2nd Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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