About Holyoke

Located in Beach Haven, Holyoke is a winding left that breaks off a long jetty. On a big nor'easter, it's a simple paddle around the jetty followed by lined-up lefts that roll forever. A smaller left and right peel off down the beach and are actually better when it's small. The sandbar is always shifting so you really never known what you're going to get.

Source: Holyoke Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Show respect and you'll be good, can be heavy on good days.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Crowded in the summer/fall, not bad otherwise.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

On the right swell, super fun spot.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Depends on the swell and sandbar - ranges from easy in summer to very hard in winter.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Pretty clean overall.

Additional Information


Groins, crowds, incompetent surfers and tourists (in summer).


Some street parking around so mostly easy.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard



Best Season

September through March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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