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Fortunes Rocks Beach Surf Guide

Fortunes Rocks Beach in Maine is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and pollution.

Fortunes Rocks Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fortunes Rocks Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fortunes Rocks Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fortunes Rocks Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Fortunes Rocks Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in November while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% 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 Fortunes Rocks Beach 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 Fortunes Rocks Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fortunes Rocks Beach is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Fortunes Rocks Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 01:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 9 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Fortunes Rocks Beach

Surf stats for Fortunes Rocks Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fortunes Rocks Beach

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

Fortunes Rocks Beach Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Max from United States
“White sandy beach with lifeguards on duty on summer days. Nice surf, great panoramic view of Atlantic. Very walkable, clean, with strands of violet sand mixing in near rocks. Great snorkelling around tidal rocks. Overall, the nicest beach in Maine; it's where the locals go to avoid tourist trap and overcrowded Old Orchard and York beaches.
Parking permits required in season.”

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