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Tuckerman's ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Tuckerman's break guide

Tuckerman's Surf Guide

Tuckerman's in Rhode Island is a reef break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Tuckerman's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tuckerman's:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tuckerman's occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tuckerman's 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 26% of the time in September while 32% 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.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tuckerman's Location Map

Interactive Tuckerman's 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 Tuckerman's is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tuckerman's is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Tuckerman's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 09:31 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SE
0.9
SE
Period (s) 12 12 12 5
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 25
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Tuckerman's

Surf stats for Tuckerman's, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tuckerman's

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

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