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Nantasket Beach

Skill Level: for everyone.
Wave Type: Beach break.
Best Swell Direction: ENE.
Best Wind Direction: WNW to SW.
Best Tide: Mid tide.
Swell Direction Range: NE to E.
Surfable Break Size: Knee plus.
Bottom Type: Sand and some gravel.

Comments: A decent beach break that holds up well to large surf (can get really good winter E swells: the paddle out can be quite tough). Pluses: close to Boston and night time surfing! The Red Parrot Inn has a light that points toward the ocean and is powerful enough to get some visibility.
Hazards: The paddle out can be a challenge.
Localism: None.
Directions: Directions for 1 Hull Shore Drive, in Hull, MA from Mapquest will get you right there.
Parking: Free parking right in front of the beach (can get a little crowded in the summer).

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 20, 2017 6:50 pm EDT Location: 42.346N 70.651W Wind Direction: WNW (290°) Wind Speed: 7.8 knots Wind Gust: 9.7 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec Average Period: 3.3 sec Mean Wave Direction: WNW (303°) Atmospheric Pressure: 30.02 in (1016.7 mb) Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.5 mb) Air Temperature: 62.8°F (17.1°C) Water Temperature: 59.4°F (15.2°C)

Egypt Beach

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 20, 2017 6:50 pm EDT Location: 42.346N 70.651W Wind Direction: WNW (290°) Wind Speed: 7.8 knots Wind Gust: 9.7 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec Average Period: 3.3 sec Mean Wave Direction: WNW (303°) Atmospheric Pressure: 30.02 in (1016.7 mb) Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.5 mb) Air Temperature: 62.8°F (17.1°C) Water Temperature: 59.4°F (15.2°C)

Pegotty

Skill Level: For experienced surfers.
Wave Type: Point Break.
Best Swell Direction: E.
Best Wind Direction: WSW to SSW.
Best Tide: Low to mid tide.
Swell Direction Range: ENE to ESE.
Surfable Break Size: Waist plus.
Bottom Type: Rock.

Comments: Not to far from Boston, this is a long right hander and short left hander. When chest or less it is an extremely mellow break more suitable for long boarding. Even at larger sizes it can be quite mushy. It always looks better from the beach.
Hazards: The rock bottom. Can get crowded.
Localism: Minimal, and only when crowded.
Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the beach but its for residents only, the break is on the left side of the beach.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 20, 2017 6:50 pm EDT Location: 42.346N 70.651W Wind Direction: WNW (290°) Wind Speed: 7.8 knots Wind Gust: 9.7 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec Average Period: 3.3 sec Mean Wave Direction: WNW (303°) Atmospheric Pressure: 30.02 in (1016.7 mb) Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.5 mb) Air Temperature: 62.8°F (17.1°C) Water Temperature: 59.4°F (15.2°C)

Green Harbor/Plymouth Beach

Skill Level: For experienced surfers due to tendency to for rip currents.
Wave Type: Sand/jetty.
Best Swell Direction: E and big NE.
Best Wind Direction: N to SSW.
Best Tide: Low to mid tide, outgoing.
Swell Direction Range: NNE to ESE.
Surfable Break Size: Waist plus.
Bottom Type: Sand.

Comments: This spot is notable mostly because Green Harbor point offers some shelter from NE winds during Noreasters.
Hazards: The rock jetties, currents.
Localism: None.
Parking: There is a small parking lot on Beach St.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 20, 2017 6:50 pm EDT Location: 42.346N 70.651W Wind Direction: WNW (290°) Wind Speed: 7.8 knots Wind Gust: 9.7 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec Average Period: 3.3 sec Mean Wave Direction: WNW (303°) Atmospheric Pressure: 30.02 in (1016.7 mb) Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.5 mb) Air Temperature: 62.8°F (17.1°C) Water Temperature: 59.4°F (15.2°C)

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+3 #1 pinkstink 2012-10-08 06:12
Peggotty has long lefts and short rights. Not much of a break if you ask me...
 

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