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Higgins Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 2.6

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Higgins Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 2.9 °C

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 08:56 Local time
Tuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
NNW 15
NNW 20
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Higgins Beach in Maine is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds blow from the northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. Take care of rips, rocks and pollution.

Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Richmond Island, Maine, 4 km from Higgins Beach.

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Higgins Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Elizabeth, 5 km from Higgins Beach.


Air temperature
-3 °C

Current weather near Higgins Beach

Buoy Data:

At Portland Buoy, 7 miles from Higgins Beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 7 7 11 11

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Overall Higgins Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Higgins Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Higgins Beach is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Higgins Beach and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Higgins Beach, Maine. Use the tab navigation above to view Higgins Beach sea temperature, Higgins Beach photographs, Higgins Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Higgins Beach webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Higgins Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Higgins Beach.