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Short Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.8

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Short Sands Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.6 °C

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Friday, 27 November 2015, 23:05 Local time
FriSaturday 28
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 50
SW 40
SW 25
W 40
Wind State off off cross-

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Short Sands_1 in Maine is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely 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 Short Sands.

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Short Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At York, 1 km from Short Sands.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Short Sands

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 9 miles from Short Sands.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Short Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Short Sands Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Short Sands:

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Wave buoys nearest to Short Sands:

Tide stations nearest to Short Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    Cape Neddick
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    York Harbor
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Seapoint, Cutts Island
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kittery Point, Portsmouth Harbor
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Fort Point, Portsmouth Harbor
    9 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Short Sands:

  • Closest ski area
    Powderhouse Hill (United States)
    11 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Bradford Ski Area (United States)
    34 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    McIntyre Ski Area (United States)
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Gunstock (United States)
    46 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    King Pine (United States)
    54 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Short Sands:

  • Closest city location
    Dover (United States)
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rochester (United States)
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    West Scarborough (United States)
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Haverhill (United States)
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    South Portland (United States)
    37 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Short Sands_1 is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Short Sands_1 is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG) in USA is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Short Sands_1 and is 157 km (98 miles) away.
Short Sands break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Short Sands, Maine. Use the tab navigation above to view Short Sands sea temperature, Short Sands photographs, Short Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Short Sands webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Short 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 Short Sands.