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Long Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Long Sands Spot ID

First time up, Long Sands photo

Long Sands

Photo credit: Jean Kenyon

Patient Surfer Girl, Long Sands photo

Long Sands

Photo credit: Robert Koch

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.5 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 08:53 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 5 5
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 25
NE 25
ENE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Long Sands in Maine is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Neddick, Maine, 2 km from Long Sands.

IS AT (local time)

Long Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At York, 1 km from Long Sands.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Long Sands

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 10 miles from Long Sands.

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

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Overall Long Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Long Sands is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Long Sands is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG) in USA is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Long Sands and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Long Sands, Maine. Use the tab navigation above to view Long Sands sea temperature, Long Sands photographs, Long Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Long Sands webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Long Sands 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 Long Sands.