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Kennebunk Beach break guidePhoto by: Eric Young

Kennebunk Beach Surf Guide

Kennebunk Beach in Maine is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Kennebunk Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kennebunk Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kennebunk Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kennebunk Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in March while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% 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 Kennebunk 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 Kennebunk Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kennebunk Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Kennebunk Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 23:43 Local Time
SatSunday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Kennebunk Beach

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

Wind History at Kennebunk Beach

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

Kennebunk Beach Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s21.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carol Trompson from United States
“I absolutely LOVE Kennebunk Beach! I go there every summer with my kids and they always say it was the best day of summer.”

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