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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Good Harbor Beach

USA, North East, Southern New England

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 42° 37.197' N
Longitude: 70° 37.891' W

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Take 128 to the end in gloucester, follow signs to good harbor beach. There are peaks all along the beach, but the best spot is on the extreme right at the rivermouth

English (Translate this text in English): Take 128 to the end in gloucester, follow signs to good harbor beach. There are peaks all along the beach, but the best spot is on the extreme right at the rivermouth

English (Translate this text in English): Take 128 to the end in gloucester, follow signs to good harbor beach. There are peaks all along the beach, but the best spot is on the extreme right at the rivermouth

English (Translate this text in English): Take 128 to the end in gloucester, follow signs to good harbor beach. There are peaks all along the beach, but the best spot is on the extreme right at the rivermouth

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Gloucester Harbor

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, South, SouthEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

This is a great spot at low to medium tide.. fun local scene. its usually small and beach breaky, but it can get epic to well over 10 feet in the winter. there is no surfing during buisness hours during the summer, but during the off-season its fair game. park in the pay lot or along bass rocks road during the off season.. cross the footbridge onto the beach and rip

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great spot at low to medium tide.. fun local scene. its usually small and beach breaky, but it can get epic to well over 10 feet in the winter. there is no surfing during buisness hours during the summer, but during the off-season its fair game. park in the pay lot or along bass rocks road during the off season.. cross the footbridge onto the beach and rip

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great spot at low to medium tide.. fun local scene. its usually small and beach breaky, but it can get epic to well over 10 feet in the winter. there is no surfing during buisness hours during the summer, but during the off-season its fair game. park in the pay lot or along bass rocks road during the off season.. cross the footbridge onto the beach and rip

English (Translate this text in English): This is a great spot at low to medium tide.. fun local scene. its usually small and beach breaky, but it can get epic to well over 10 feet in the winter. there is no surfing during buisness hours during the summer, but during the off-season its fair game. park in the pay lot or along bass rocks road during the off season.. cross the footbridge onto the beach and rip

Atmosphere

I dont know much about the Gloucester surf scene anymore.. i moved out a few years ago and have only been back for day trips. its probably still the same.. 20 or 30 people who are always in the lineup when its happening, always quick to help (especially if you are a chick) there was a surf shop here for a couple seasons run by the local surf king.. last i heard Jimbo had moved to NYC.

English (Translate this text in English): I dont know much about the Gloucester surf scene anymore.. i moved out a few years ago and have only been back for day trips. its probably still the same.. 20 or 30 people who are always in the lineup when its happening, always quick to help (especially if you are a chick) there was a surf shop here for a couple seasons run by the local surf king.. last i heard Jimbo had moved to NYC.

English (Translate this text in English): I dont know much about the Gloucester surf scene anymore.. i moved out a few years ago and have only been back for day trips. its probably still the same.. 20 or 30 people who are always in the lineup when its happening, always quick to help (especially if you are a chick) there was a surf shop here for a couple seasons run by the local surf king.. last i heard Jimbo had moved to NYC.

English (Translate this text in English): I dont know much about the Gloucester surf scene anymore.. i moved out a few years ago and have only been back for day trips. its probably still the same.. 20 or 30 people who are always in the lineup when its happening, always quick to help (especially if you are a chick) there was a surf shop here for a couple seasons run by the local surf king.. last i heard Jimbo had moved to NYC.

General

This is a special place. its one of only a few good breaks in the area and the scenery is incredible. amazing sunsets, cold water, the occasional seal, and capable of generating some epic surf when the conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): This is a special place. its one of only a few good breaks in the area and the scenery is incredible. amazing sunsets, cold water, the occasional seal, and capable of generating some epic surf when the conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): This is a special place. its one of only a few good breaks in the area and the scenery is incredible. amazing sunsets, cold water, the occasional seal, and capable of generating some epic surf when the conditions are right

English (Translate this text in English): This is a special place. its one of only a few good breaks in the area and the scenery is incredible. amazing sunsets, cold water, the occasional seal, and capable of generating some epic surf when the conditions are right

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Good Harbor Beach
By sg7
Sep 27, 2008
Big Closeout - Ughh. Too many closeouts.Wes and I were the first ones out in the fog. A LOT of fog.Brought my longboard out, waves were shortboard. Then brought my shortboard, waves became longboard.Then vice versa again. 
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Good Harbor Beach
By sg7
Sep 20, 2008
Last One Out - Out for only 45 minutes. That's what happens when I wait on my wife to get dressed and put on makeup. She didn't even surf! But at least she came with me and my pup.Good waves. i rode until past sunset. 3 footers that were pretty fast, consid
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Good Harbor Beach
By devildog1633310
Sep 20, 2008
clean windswell - Good fun day. Can't wait till winter!
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Good Harbor Beach
By sg7
Sep 14, 2008
Awesome longboarding - Great day. Looked deceiving at first. Looked really choppy, the wave periods were probably 4 seconds.But when I went in, they were fairly powerful for their size.When low-tide went to high-tide, the breaks were long and good. When high went to low, t
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By Maine Morie boogiemen's club , 28-10-2008

You've got to catch during 'Indian summer' conditions in the late fall season for best outcome. - We're all aware of this closely-guarded little factoid, one that's peculiar to Good harbour area spots ONLY near the calendar dates of the winter solstice, since that's when to take advantage of Goodwater-temps caused by the 'Bermuda rise' tropical upwellings circulating clockwise from south of the 'N.American basin' sea-floor. That's how we're able to 'trunk-it' wearing only surf-shorts & a rash-gaurd during such extreme 'wintery' conditions existing here; making it look like we're insane -- when actually it's all these dumb stand-ups in their wetsuits that are certifiably nuts -- NOT to be taking advantage of this blessing.

By Anonymous , 15-06-2007

- i've lived in gloucester for the last 6 years and each year good harbor gets more and more crowded. A good alternative to Hampton in the winter, but clogged with beginners and people who just plain don't know what the hell their doing in the summer. Doesn't hold a crowd well. The best break is the right that peels off the point, and a left further down the beach, so not much to choose from. Hit long beach on a good swell.

By munchy fan , 21-11-2006

wierd guy - sounds fun man thats my kind of break I love running sponges over

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