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Doc Browns Surf Guide

Doc Browns in Maine is a sheltered reef and point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east.The break here is a left hand point. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, pollution and rocks.

Doc Browns Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doc Browns:

The best conditions reported for surf at Doc Browns occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Doc Browns (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Doc Browns with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 95% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Doc Browns surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Doc Browns is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Doc Browns is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 91 km (57 miles) away.

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Doc Browns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 22:43 Local Time
WedThursday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Doc Browns

Surf stats for Doc Browns, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Doc Browns

Wind stats for Doc Browns, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Doc Browns Reviews:

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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s11.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
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muckey from United States
“Lefts only, two quick sections. Stay high or you will hit the rocky bottom as the water sucks out from below your board. When its over head and the wind is just right, you can drive a volkswagon through!!!!!!!!!”

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