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Winthrop Jetty break guide

Winthrop Jetty Surf Guide

Winthrop Jetty in Massachusetts is an exposed reef/Jetty break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks and pollution.

Winthrop Jetty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
4.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Winthrop Jetty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Winthrop Jetty occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Winthrop Jetty 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 28% of the time in September while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% 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 Winthrop Jetty Location Map

Interactive Winthrop Jetty 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 Winthrop Jetty is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Winthrop Jetty is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Winthrop Jetty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 04:22 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Winthrop Jetty

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

Wind History at Winthrop Jetty

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

Winthrop Jetty Reviews:

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Based on 26 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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NEsurfer from United States
“The waves suck here. Fat, inconsistent, with no power or push behind them, all the good hurricane swells are blocked by the cape and islands and there are huge rocks just inches below the surface. Barnacles will cut you open and cause nasty infections, or you may break a toe on one of the 1000's of rocks that cover the bottom. Better off going to Nahant or Marblehead or even Nantasket for better surf.”

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