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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 break guide

Higgins Beach Surf Guide

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.

Higgins Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Higgins Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Higgins Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Higgins 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 33% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Higgins Beach Location Map

Interactive Higgins 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 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.

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Higgins Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 25 September 2021, 16:31 Local Time
Saturday 25Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
1
SE
1
SE
1.1
SE
1.3
SE
Period (s) 7 8 8 9
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
5
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Swell History at Higgins Beach

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

Wind History at Higgins Beach

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

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