1st Beach (Eastons Beach) Spot Guide

About 1st Beach (Eastons Beach)

First Beach is a bit of a surf spot anomaly for Rhode Island in that it faces more of an easterly direction, thus missing S swell action but picking up better swells from other directions. In reality, First Beach is a less-defined beachbreak, often closing out. But it is great for beginners, since its constant slow rollers have a low intimidation factor. But when First Beach fills in with a chest-high swell, it's worth a check -- any bigger and the other spots in town become better choices.

Source: 1st Beach (Eastons Beach) Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Any and all surfers

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Heavy in summer/fall, lighter in winter.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Not a great spot but can be fun.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Usually pretty mellow but big swells can be tough.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information

Hazards

Summer crowds.

Access

Easy, but parking fees in summer.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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